Record 12.81-lakh tonnes wheat production target fixed

Record 12.81-lakh tonnes wheat production target fixed

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The government has fixed an all-time record target of producing 12.81 lakh tonnes of wheat from 4.20 lakh hectares land during the current Rabi season throughout the country, officials sources said Tuesday.
According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources, the farmers are expected to cultivate wheat on more land this year because of minimum farming costs and more profit against costly potato or Boro cultivation.Under the programme, a record target of producing 8.13 lakh tonnes wheat has been fixed from 2.66 lakh hectares land this season for the northern region, commonly known as the food granary of the country.“The fixed wheat production target for the northern region is about 63.50 per cent of the fixed national production target this season,”Horticulture Specialist Khondker Md. Mesbahul Islam of the DAE said. Last year, the farmers achieved super bumper production of 9,71,169 tonnes wheat from 2,81,608 heaters land, higher by 3,13,573 tonnes than the fixed target of producing 6,57,596 tonnes from 2,34,855 hectares land in the region, he added.Deputy Directors of the DAE Feroz Ahamed and Belayet Hossain said wheat farming has been increasing every year in the northern districts
as the farmers have been achieving bumper production with better market price.The DAE, Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC), Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) and different agriculture related organisations have taken steps to make the
programme successful.The DAE and the BADC would soon start distributing high quality wheat
seeds among the farmers for promoting cultivation of the highly profitable crop that has huge demand in the local markets with high prices throughout the year.Regional Additional Director of the DAE Sikander Ali said quality wheat seeds, latest technologies, fertilizers and other inputs would be provided to the farmers side by side conducting motivational activities to achieve the fixed wheat production target.The farmers preferred to cultivate high yielding varieties like
Satabdi, Bijoy, Gaurab, Sourab, Pradip, Monalisa, Kanchan, Akbar, Sufi and BARI Gom 25 and BARI Gom 26 in the northern region in recent years, he said.Associate Director Agriculture of BRAC International (South Asia and Africa) Dr M A Mazid said expanded cultivation of high yielding varieties adopting latest conservation agriculture (CA)-based technologies has started increasing wheat production.He suggested the farmers for adopting the CA-based technologies to
further increase yields of all cereal crops including wheat at reduced costs saving huge seeds, irrigation water, power and fuel to ensure food security amid climate change impacts. -BSS, Rangpur

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