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Boro cultivation goes on in full swing in Narail

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  • 9 February, 2023 12:00 AM
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Boro cultivation goes on in full swing in Narail

NARAIL: The Boro cultivation is going on in full swing in three upazilas of Narail district this season. Farmers in the upazilas are passing busy time planting saplings of Boro paddy.

Farmers in the district have started Boro paddy cultivation with a production target of 2,20,730 tonnes of paddy from three upazilas of the district this year.

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) office sources said farmers will complete very soon the cultivation of Boro paddy on 50,000 hectares of land in the three upazilas. Boro cultivation is expected to increase this year due to favourable weather condition and cultivation on 550 hectares more land than last year’s.

The target of Boro paddy cultivation has been fixed on 23,530 hectares of land in Sadar upazila, 10,000 hectares of land in Lohagara upazila and 16,470 hectares of land in Kalia upazila, DAE officials said.

Deputy Director of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) agriculturist Deepak Kumar Roy said the farmers are being trained and seeds of new varieties are being supplied in three upazilas of the district.

Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) and other banks have provided agricultural loans to farmers on easy terms, he added.

Farmers Akbar Ali of Narail sadar upazila, Manik Miah of Kalia upazila, Romen Bosh of Lohagara upazila said that now it is the peak cultivation period of Boro paddy.

The farmers said that there is a possibility to exceed the target set for Boro production this season. The farmers are happy as they expect good output this season.

The cultivation is going on in full swing. Farmers and labourers remain busy preparing the field and planting saplings of Boro from dawn to dusk, but there is shortage of farm labourers.

Meanwhile, farmers are facing problems ongoing Boro cultivation in the district due to high prices of fuel oil and fertiliser.

Wages of the labourers have also been increased, hampering plantation of the paddy, sources added.

It is learnt, if a labourer works in the field from 8am to 2pm, he charges Tk 600 with lunch.