Farmers of Narsingdi are now busy with farming various Robi crops.
Sources with the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said the department has taken an elaborate programme to expedite the cultivation of Robi crops in the during this winter season. Under the programme, a total of 74,244 hectares of land have been brought under various Robi crops cultivation. The crop production target has been fixed at 480776 metric tonnes. The crops include Boro paddy, wheat, mustard, potato, sweet potato, ground nut, vegetables, chili, onion, garlic, turmeric, coriander, lentil, bean and others.
Deputy Director DAE Narsingdi Shovan Kumer Dar said farmers in different upazilas of the district have already cultivated 25 percent of these crops and the cultivation of rest crops will be started very soon.
The DAE official expressed the hope that the target of Robi crop production in the district will be achieved if the favorable climatic condition continues.