Almost all paddy from the fields of various upazilas of Chandpur being harvested, farmers of the district are now busy of threshing the paddy-grain from the plants. Being panicky with the approaching cyclone 'Amphan' , farmers of riverine upazilas and char areas of Chandpur are engaged hastily in reaping and threshing of IRRI-Boro paddy from their fields.
The district administration, however, directed the UNOs of three upazilas of the district including the sadar upazila and eight unions of Haimchar and Matlab to take the highest precautionary measure to be safe from the disastrous impact of the cyclone.
The people of the village are being alerted through microphones. The Water Development Board and the port officials have been asked to get alert and all cyclone shelters to keep ready. The DROs have been directed to store required food during the emergency.
Abu Nayem dulal Patwary, AL General Secretary in a meeting at the office of Deputy Commissioner has requested the farmers to reap the ripened paddy of Char areas within a day or two.
The meeting was attended, among others, by DD of Local Govermnent and Rural Development, ADC( General), President of district AL and Mayor of Chandpur Municipality Nasir Uddin Ahmed and Chandpur Press club president Gias Uddin Miron.
Abdur Rashid, DAE. Chandpur informed, already 85 paddy of the fields of the district have been harvested and been carried to the farmers court-yard. The rest of the paddy will also be reaped within a day or two.
He further said, paddy has been produced on 60,830 hectares of land of the district and the average paddy production per hectares of land was 4.24 metric tonnes.
DAE sources further informed, in eight upazilas of Chandpur, a target has been fixed to produced 2,63,200 metric tonnes of rice during the 2019-'20 fiscal year.
Till January-2020, the government and the private banks of the district have disbursed Taka 116.87 crore loan and farmers. Moreover, the government has allocated fertiliser, seed and cash money worth Taka 98 lakh 70 thousand as incentives among farmers of eight Upazilas of the district.