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Bumper T-Aman output likely in northern region

Bumper T-Aman output likely in northern region

A bumper production of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) is likely in the
northern region where farmers have exceeded the fixed farming target
and the crop grows excellent amid favourable climatic conditions this
According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources,
farmers have cultivated the crop in 18,22,363 hectares land exceeding
the fixed farming target of bringing 17,46,448 hectares by 75,915
hectares or 4.34 per cent in the region this season.
The farmers are expecting to harvest the early, short duration and
drought-tolerant variety T-Aman paddies like BRRI dhan 33, BRRI dhan
39, BRRI dhan 56 and 57, BINA dhan 7 and BU dhan 1 in the region from
the second week of October next.
DAE officials hoped the overall production of T-Aman rice might be
around 48 lakh tonnes, two lakh tonnes higher against the fixed target
of producing 46,07,625 tonnes rice in the northern region this season,
if the situation remains normal.
According to the DAE sources, the government has fixed a target of
producing 46,07,625 tonnes clean Aman rice from 17,46,448 hectares
land this season for the whole northern region.
Under the programme, 16,03,451 hectares of land were to be brought
under cultivation of high yielding variety T-Aman to produce 43,50,964
tonnes rice, 1,26,606 hectares under local variety to produce 2,02,570
tonnes rice and 16,327 hectares under hybrid variety to produce 54,090
tonnes Aman rice.
However, farmers have finally brought 16,88,417 hectares of land under
cultivation of high yielding variety, 1,16,292 hectares under local
variety and 17,654 hectares under hybrid variety T-Aman farming this
time in the region.
The T-Aman plants are growing superbly now following frequent
rainfalls in recent weeks amid favourable climatic condition and no
major incident of pests’ attacks, Horticulture Specialist Khondker Md
Mesbahul Islam of the DAE said.
Farmers Ali Haider, Mahbubur Rahman, Sukanto Kumar, Haripado Das and
Abul Hossain said the tender T-Aman plants are growing excellent
following frequent rainfalls since the beginning of August after a
month long drought-like situation and Associate Director (Agriculture)
of BRAC International (South Asia and Africa) Dr M A Mazid predicted
bumper T-Aman production following better growth of the T-Aman plants
giving worn eye-catching looks to vast tracts of the fields.
Rangpur Regional Additional Director of the DAE Sikander Ali also
predicted a bumper T-Aman production this season as the plants are
growing superbly in the fields everywhere under season for the whole
northern region. –BSS, Rangpur