Dhaka, Bangladesh
Steps taken for cultivation of Boro paddy

Steps taken for cultivation of Boro paddy

Our Correspondent NARSINGDI, Dec 7: Department of Agriculture Extension has taken up a massive programme for cultivation of Boro paddy in the district this season for over coming food deficit in the district. Official sources said the department has fixed 55000 hectares of land for cultivating Boro Paddy in the six upazilas of the district. Of the total lands 54300 hectares of land will be cultivated under high yielding variety (HYV) of paddy and 700 hectares are under local variety. Deputy Director DAE, Narsingdi Latafat Hossain told BSS that farmers of the district are now busy preparing seed bed and also preparing their lands for transplanting the seedlings in a short days. He said there is no shortage of Boro seedling in the district. Bangladesh Agriculyural Development Corporation (BADC)) so far distributed 1229 tonnes Boro seeds among the farmers in the district. He said Boro cultivation will be continuing up to second week, of February. The Deputy Director said if there is no climate hazard about 200000 tons Boro rice are expected to be produced in the district this season. He said the local DAE provided the farmers with logistic support including seeds, fertilizers and necessary equipment Beside Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Sonali Bank, Janata Bank, Agrani Bank and BRDB distributing short term crop loan to the farmers of the district.

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