T-Aman cultivation exceeds target in Mymensingh

T-Aman cultivation exceeds target in Mymensingh

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The cultivation of T Aman paddy has exceeded target in the district during the current season.
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials said they have set a target to cultivate T-Aman on 2,58,955 hectares of in all 12 upazilas of the district while the farmers brought 2,59,560 hectares under the farming.Over 6 lakh tonnes of rice is expected to be produced in the season. Of the total land, hybrid variety of the paddy is cultivated on some 230 hectares, Opshee on 2,09335 hectares and local variety on 49,995 hectares. The recent rainfall has come as a blessing for the growing of Aman plants. The farmers are hoping a bumper production of Aman paddy this year.Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) distributed high quality Aman seeds to the farmers at fair prices and Bangladesh Krishi Bank disbursed necessary loans to make the programme successful. Deputy Director of DAE Subhas Chandra said necessary training was given to the selected farmers and concerned field level employees for attaining knowledge on applying modern technologies and crop management to make the programme successful. -BSS, Mymensingh

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