Harvest of transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy has been progressing in seven upazilas of the district.
Sources with Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said the department set a target of bringing 1,19,649 hectares of land under T-Aman paddy cultivation this year with an estimated yield of 3,14,712 tonnes of rice.
Taking advantage of favorable climatic condition, farmers of the district this time cultivated the crop on 1,25,630 hectares, up by 5981 hectares against the target.
To make the cultivation programme a grand success, Bangladesh Agriculture Develop-ment Corporation (BADC) timely distributed high quality Aman seeds to the farmers at fair prices.
Besides, different state run commercial banks, including Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank, disbursed agri loans on easy terms to the poor and marginal farmers to help them cultivate the crop, the sources said.
DAE Director AKM Ruhul Amin said about 24 percent harvest of the paddy has already been completed till November 26.