Aman harvesting begins in Panchagarh

PANCHAGARH Farmers in the district started

harvesting their Aman paddy with a hope of bumper production.

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in Panchagarh office sources

said 81,000 hectares of land have been brought under Aman cultivation this

season with a production target of 3,22 ,000 tonnes of food grains.

The DAE office said farmers are expecting good yield of Aman paddy due

to favorable weather condition and availability of agri-inputs supported by

the government initiatives.

Field level officials of DAE said they have imparted trainings on modern

technology to the farmers to boost bumper production.

Farmer Sunil Kumar of sadar upazila said he cultivated Aman paddy on

three bighas of land and he is expecting good production this year.

Deputy Director of DAE Md Abu Hanif said the farmers will get fair prize

of Aman paddy as the government has fixed Taka 26 per kilogram of Aman paddy.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)