Boro cultivation has exceeded its target in all seven upazilas of Manikganj district during the current season amid huge enthusiasm to the farmers and expecting a bumper production.
A target was set to produce 2, 21,480 metric tons of clean rice from 49,000 hectares of land in all seven upazilas of the district during the season, sources in the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said. But finally the farmers cultivated Buro crops on 49 775 hectares of land.
The DAE sources said, after harvesting of mustard, the farmers started Boro cultivation in their land and the finally Boro paddy was cultivated on 49775 hectares of land, adding that the target was exceeded by 775 hectares of land.
DAE office sources said local varieties of Boro on the river beds of the Padma, Jamuna, Dhaleshwari, Kaliganga and other small rivers of the district fixed 500 hectares of land, but the local varieties of Boro were cultivated on 605 hectares of land exceeding its target.
Abu Mohammad Enayet Ullah, Deputy Director of the DAE, said the farmers are expecting a good production as the favourable weather is prevailing all over the district and the rice plants are growing well.
To make the cultivation a grand success, necessary measures were taken to supply quality seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and other Agri inputs to the farmers timely at fair prices side by side with ensuring power supply by the Power Development Board (PDB) and Rural Electrification Board (REB), said an official of the DAE.