T-Aman target exceeds in Jamalpur

Published : 30 Sep 2021, 13:00

Sahos Desk

Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) cultivation in the district has exceeded the target expecting a good yield this Kharip-2 season.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office has set a target to cultivate T-Aman on 1,07,960 hectares of land with the production target of 2,92,134 tonnes of rice.

But against the target, farmers planted T-Aman paddy on 1,08,640 hectares of land which is 680 hectares higher than the target.

DAE office sources said of the total, 31,100 hectares of land have been brought under T-aman cultivation in Jamalpur Sadar, 15,035 hectares in Sarishabari, 16,680 hectares in Melandah, 9,653 hectares in Islampur, 8,500 hectares in Dewanganj, 14,960 hectares in Madarganj, and 12,712 hectares in Bakshiganj Upazila.

Farmers cultivated Hi-breed variety on 21,755 hectares, Hi Yielding Variety (HYV) on 73,977 hectares, and local variety on 12,908 hectares of land.

Additional Deputy Director of DAE Mohammad Shakhawat Ikram said various incentives on the crop were also distributed among small and marginal farmers to increase the cultivation.

If the weather condition remains favorable farmers will get a good yield of Aman paddy this year, he added.

Source: BSS

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