Harvesting of early variety Aman paddy BRRI Dhan-62, and Bina Dhan-7 has begun in the district.
Sources with the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said the early variety of the crop is now becoming ready for harvesting with the late variety Aman plants in full bloom predicting an excellent production during the current season.
DAE Deputy Director Shovan Kumar Dhar said so far 10 to 12 percent Aman paddy has already been harvested in the district with the output ranging between 3.5 and 4 metric tonnes per hectare.
The sources said farmers of the district cultivated Aman paddy on 41,250 hectares in the current season against the target of 39,400 hectares fixed by the DAE in the current season.
He said Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) supplied quality seeds to the farmers at fair prices to felicitate the Aman paddy cultivation.