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Jamalpur to produce 12,649 tonnes Aush paddy

Nation Desk
23 Mar 2023 00:00:00 | Update: 23 Mar 2023 00:35:46
Jamalpur to produce 12,649 tonnes Aush paddy

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) has fixed a target to produce 12,649 tonnes of Aush rice from 4,590 hectares of land this Kharip-1 season in Jamalpur district.

According to the DAE office, farmers will cultivate High Yielding Variety on 4,500 hectares of land with a production target of 12,465 tonnes of Aush rice, local variety on 60 hectares with a production target of 99 tonnes and Hybrid variety on 30 hectares with a production target of 85 tonnes rice.

Farmers will cultivate Aush on 1,040 hectares of land in Dewanganj upazila, 1,010 hectares in Islampur, 790 hectares in Melandah, 750 hectares in Jamalpur Sadar, 680 hectares in Bakshiganj, 190 hectares in Madarganj and 130 hectares of land in Sarishabari upazila.

Deputy Director of Seed Marketing, Md Badar Uddin Bhuyan said Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation will sell 40.5 tonnes of quality Aush seed among the farmers through its registered dealers.

Of the seeds, 6.5 tonnes of BRRI-48 variety, 33 tonnes of BRRI-98, one tonne of BRRI-82 and one tonne of BINA-21 variety, he said.

Additional Deputy Director of DAE Muhammad Harun-Or-Rashid said about 8000 small and marginal farmers in all the seven upazilas of the district got an incentive to increase Aush paddy production.

Farmers will prepare seed beds for cultivation from next week, he added.