70 acres TAman seed bed set up in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR, Agriculture Department has set up 70 community based Transplanted Aman (TAman) seed bed in the district to offset the losses of seed by the recent flood.

According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation supplied 21 tonnes of TAman seeds for setting up the seed bed in farmer's level.

The office said farmers prepared TAman seed bed on 12 acres on land in Jamalpur Sadar Upazila, 20 acres in Sarishabari, 10 acres in Melandaha,10 acres in Bakshiganj, 7 acres in Madarganj, 6 acres in Islampur and 5 acres in

Dewanganj Upazila.

The office said 300kilogram seed were given among the community based farmers free of cost for setting up one acres of seed bed.

Beside the farmers were also given other costs like tillage, sowing of seed and plucking seedling.

Additional Deputy Director, DAE, Md. Nuruzzaman said small and marginal

farmers who lost their seed by the recent flood will get TAman seedlings

free of cost from the community based seed bed.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)