Bumper Aush paddy production in Panchagarh

PANCHAGARH, Farmers are happy with bumper Aush paddy

production in the Panchagarh district, which is significantly contributing to

ensure their food security.

An official of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said,

Cultivation of Aush paddy is increasing thanks to lower production

costAfter Boro cultivation, farmers are getting time for growing Aush

paddy, which eventually is increasing production of the staple crop in the

country.

He said a total of 500 hectares of land were brought under Aush paddy

cultivation with the production target of 2,800 tonnes.

Deputy-Director of DAE in Panchagarh office Abu Hanif said, We are

providing agri-inputs including quality seeds, fertilizer free of

cost.Farmers are also getting other technical supports, which are

encouraging them for cultivating paddy.

By developing high-yielding varieties of Aush paddy, farmers are getting

16 to 18 maunds of paddy per bigha, he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)