Leaving behind the fear of drought and lacking of water, the government’s target of Aman paddy cultivation has been achieved. The Agriculture Ministry has informed the media of this through a notification.
The target of Aman cultivation was fixed on 59 lakh hectares of land this year and the production target was set at 1.63 crore tonnes of rice.
According to the ministry, the target of Aman cultivation in this current season has been achieved hundred percent despite the concern that was created due to drought and lack of water.
According to the notification, in the financial year 2020-21, Aman seedling was planted on 5625000 hectares of land and the production was 1.45 crore tonnes. Last year i.e. in 2021-22, 5720000 hectares of land were brought under Aman cultivation, and 1.5 crore tonnes of rice was produced.
According to the notification, the production of Aman paddy is more than that of last two years.
The ministry said, due to drought and low rainfall, about 1.5 lakh hectares of cultivated land were irrigated. About 674000 deep tubewells, shallow tube wells and LLP had been used in irrigation. The number of irrigation machines in the country is more than 14 lakh.
The ministry achieved 100 per cent of the rice cultivation target in the Aman season, leaving behind the fear of drought and a lack of rain.
In 2020-21, around 1.45 crore tonnes of Aman were cultivated on 56.25 lakh hectares and the next year 1.5 crore tonnes were produced on 57.2 lakh hectares, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension.
Recently in a programme in Mymensingh, Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said the uncertainty in Aman production is over. If there is no natural calamity, Aman's production may be higher than last year, he added.
About 6.74 lakh deep tube wells, shallow tube wells, LLP and various irrigation machines have been used in the irrigation.
More than 14 lakh irrigation equipment are being used in the country, according to the ministry.