Farmers busy with transplanting Boro rice seedlings in Narail
Farmers are now passing busy times with rowing Boro rice seedlings on their crop lands in three upazilas of the district.
Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) officials are rendering their field-level services on lands following health guidelines amid the Covid-19 pandemic situation with a view to ensure food security of the country.
The DAE office sources said a target has been designed here to produce over 2,12, 537 tonnes of Boro rice from 48,490 hectares of land in the district during the current Boro season.
Of them, 93,930 tonnes of Boro rice will be produced from 21,075 hectares of land in Sadar upazila, 42,036 from 10,230 hectares of land in Lohagara upazila and 76,247 from 16,510 hectares of land in Kalia upazila.
The government through the DAE and other agriculture-related organizations and institutions is extending necessary assistance and providing latest technologies to the farmers to make the intensive Boro rice farming program a success, the DAE sources said.
Deputy Director of DAE Dipok Kumar Roy said at the directives of the government, different state-run agencies including Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) and BCIC have ensured proper supply of adequate improved quality Boro seeds, fertilizers and irrigation and agricultural equipment for the Boro growers.
The state-run banks including Bangladesh Krishi Banks have also distributed crop loans to the farmers for helping them cultivate Boro paddy without financial problems, he said.