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67,000 tonne maize production target set for Chandpur


Published : 19 Apr 2022 08:56 PM

Chandpur is one of the major riverine agricultural places of the country. The rivers Meghna, Padma, Dhanagoda and Dakatia flow through the district, and a large number of crops are produces in the river basin.

About 15% of the country’s food grains are produced at Chandpur as it has one of the two irrigation projects. One is Chandpur Irrigation Project and the other is Meghna-Dhanagoda Irrigation Project. Apart from this, there are about 11-12 isolated char in Chandpur which are produced huge Rabi crops. Chandpur has set a production target of 67,575 MT of maize this season. The target for land cultivation is 6,625 hectares. This time 6,525 hectares have been planted.

In the district, farmers usually cultivate maize on the same land like potatoes, mustard and wheat. They do not have to pay extra labor, pesticides and fertilizers. 

Due to favorable weather conditions, transportation facilities, provision of production technology by the agriculture department, improved communication system, easy availability of agricultural implements, advice of agriculturists, fertilizers and pesticides, provision of agricultural loans from banks, farmers of Chandpur are cultivating maize on a large scale.

With the help of loan from farmers, it is possible to cultivate more maize in these char areas: Matlab’s Chariliot, Char Qasim, Borochar, Rajrajeswar of Chandpur Sadar, Jahajmara, Lagmimara, Banshgari, Sree Raer Char, Fatehjangpur, Ishanbala of Haimchar, Chargazipur, Manipur, Madhyachar.