Massive schemes taken to boost Boro cultivation in Narsingdi

NARSINGDI The Department of Agricultural Extension

(DAE) has taken a massive programme for boosting the cultivation of Boro

paddy at six upazilas in the district this season.

According to DAE sources, a total of 55,300 hectares of land have been

fixed for cultivating Boro Paddy in the district this season. Of the total

lands, 54300 hectares of land will be cultivated under high yielding variety

(HYV) of paddy and 1000 hectares under local variety.

Deputy Director of DAE, Narsingdi Shovan Kumar Dhar told BSS that farmers

of the district are now busy preparing seed bed and lands for transplanting

the seedlings in short period of time. He said there is no shortage of Boro

seedling in the district.

Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) so far distributed

1,230 tonnes Boro seeds among the farmers in the district. He said Boro

cultivation will be continuing up to second week of February.

The Deputy Director said if there is no climate hazard about 200,000

tonnes of Boro rice are expected to be produced in the district this season.

He said the local DAE provided the farmers with logistic support including

seeds, fertilizers and necessary equipment.

Besides, Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Sonali Bank, Janata Bank, Agrani Bank and

BRDB is distributing short term crop loan to the farmers of the district.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)