Dhaka, Bangladesh
Massive schemes taken to boost Boro cultivation in Narsingdi

Massive schemes taken to boost Boro cultivation in Narsingdi

Our Correspondent NARSINGDI, Dec 2: The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) has taken a massive programme for boosting the cultivation of Boro paddy in six upazilas of 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 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 The News Today that farmers of the district are now busy preparing seedbeds 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) has so far distributed 1,230 tonnes of Boro seeds among the farmers in the district. He said Boro cultivation will be continuing up to the second week of February. The Deputy Director said, "If there is no climate hazard, about 200,000 tonnes of Boro rice is 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 are distributing short-term crop loan to the farmers.

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