The production of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) is likely to cross the target this year in Chapainawabganj district and the farmers are happy as they are getting better production than that of the last year. "Harvesting of the paddy has started and about 17 to 18 percent paddy has already been collected so far, sources in the Chapainawabganj district office of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said.
Deputy Director (DD) of DAE, Chapainawabganj, Dr. Palash Sarker said, last year the production was 3.14 tonnes of rice per hectare while this year it has risen up to 3.42 tonnes per hector. About the reason of increasing the production this year, he said, most of the farmers cultivated High Yielding Varieties (HYV) of rice like Bridhan-51,71,72,75,87,90,93,94 and BINA-11,16,17,19,20 instead of Swarna variety. Besides, sufficient flow of fertilizer supply, rain at the peak period and less pest attack were other reasons for good production, he added.
According to the DAE office sources, a total of 53,520 hectares of land was cultivated against the target of 53,200 hectares of land in the district.