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T-Aman cultivation target exceeded in Netrakona

T-Aman cultivation target exceeded in Netrakona

Farmers are now expecting a bumper production of transplanted Aman
(T-Aman) paddy in Netrakona district as they have already exceeded
this year’s cultivation target of the crop.
Additional 3,481 hectares have been brought under the T-Aman paddy
cultivation during the current season.
Sources with Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said a target
was set up to cultivate the paddy on 1,33,559 hectares with a plan for
producing 3,13 lakh tonnes of T-Aman rice.
But, the farmers have successfully brought 1,37,040 hectares under the
cultivation programme taking advantage of favorable climatic
Meanwhile, the government has ensured supplying of improved quality
seeds, seedlings, fertilizers and other agricultural inputs at fair
prices, the sources said.
Besides, the government helped the farmers to run the T-Aman
cultivation programme properly by distributing agricultural loan among
them from all the state-run banks, the sources added.
Deputy director of the DAE Kazi Nurul Islam said the field-workers and
crop specialists were working in the rural areas to encourage the
farmers to boost production.
Replying to a question, the deputy director said, “If the climate
remains favorable till the harvesting period, over 3,30 lakh tonnes of
T-Aman rice is expected to be produced in the district.” -BSS,