Cultivation of Boro paddy surpasses target in Narail

Cultivation of Boro paddy in three upazilas of Narail district has surpassed target this season due to favourable climate condition 

and adequate supply of high 

quality seed.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources said that the department has set a target to cultivate Boro paddy on 44,580 hectares of land in Narail Sadar, Lohagora and Kalia upazilas with the production target of 1,94,405 tonnes of clean rice this season. But farmers of the district have cultivated on 2,060 hectares of land. 

Favorable climatic condition, proper distribution of high quality seed of BADC and timely supply of electricity, fertilizers and other agro inputs to the growers are the main reasons behind the expectation, said an official of DAE.

To make the cultivation programme a grand success and to bring all arable land under this programme, the commercial banks including Bangladesh Krishi Bank disbursed soft loan to the poor and the marginal farmers during the season.Visiting some areas of the district, this correspondent found that the early variety of Boro paddy including BIRI-28 farmed on the low land has started ripening and the paddy gives the farmers a symptom of desired output.

Deputy Director (DD) of Narail DAE Chinmoy Roy said to make the Boro cultivation a grand success, necessary measures had been taken to supply fertilizers, insecticides and other agri inputs to the farmers at fair prices.

District agricultural training officer of Narail Md. Nazrul Islam said that to end the cultivation, coordinated efforts have been taken by all concerned departments and organisations in popularizing the latest agriculture technologies among the farmers to make the Boro farming programme successful.