T-Aman harvesting on in full swing in Netrakona

Published : 30 Nov 2021 10:05 PM

The harvesting of T-Aman rice is going on in full swing in all the ten upazilas of the district, widely known as rice surplus area in the country. 

Farmers are passing busy times with harvesting the paddy in festive mood. 

The growers and crop specialists of the department of agricultural extension (DAE) here are expecting bumper production after getting better yield. 

DAE office sources said a total of 1, 30,200 hectors of land were brought under T-Aman cultivation in the district this year. 

Of the total land, 5850 hectors of land were brought under hybrid variety of the crop, 1, 07,498 hectors under high yielding variety (HYV) and 16,852 hectors under local variety. 

DAE Deputy Director FM Mubarak Ali told BSS that bumper production of the T-Aman rice is likely to be achieved by the farmers as they are getting better output. 

He said the farmers are getting hybrid variety of rice in an average 3.8 tonnes per hector, HYV variety 2.9 tonnes and local variety 1.8 tonnes per hector. 

The cultivators are getting better production rate as the weather condition remained favorable and the government ensured proper supply of improved quality seeds, fertilizers and other agricultural equipment at the door-steps of the farmers, he said. 

The government also disbursed loan among the farmers through state-run banks including Bangladesh Krishi Bank to make Aman rice cultivation sussessfull. 

Apart from this, the filed-level officials and crops specialists of the DAE extended their field-level service round the clock to let the farmers know about the modern methods of Aman cultivation through using latest technologies, the deputy director added.