Farmers in three upazilas of the district are very satisfied with bumper production of Aman paddy and fair prices this season.
While visiting different areas of the district, this correspondent found farmers’ busyness with harvesting Aman paddy.
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials here today said the department set a target of bringing 34,740 hectares of land under T-Aman paddy cultivation this year with estimating yield of 90,667 tonnes of rice.
Taking advantage of favorable climate condition, farmers’ cultivated Aman paddy on 37,875 hectares of land, higher by 3,135 hectares than the target, they said.
Bangladesh Agricultural Department Corporation (BADC) supplied good quality seed among the growers to achieve a good yield as different state run commercial banks and NGOs disbursed agri-loans on easy terms to the poor and marginal farmers to help them cultivate the paddy.
Narail DAE Deputy Director Chinmoy Roy told BSS that about 72 percent harvest of Aman paddy has already been completed until December 1.
Currently, a maund (37.33kg) of Aman paddy is being sold from Taka 650 to Taka 700 at different markets in the district while the production cost of each maund was Taka 425 to Taka 450, farmers said.