|Published : 18 Apr 2017, 21:23:39|
Salt-tolerant Binadhan-10 rekindles hopes of Gopalganj farmers
GOPALGANJ, Apr 17: Salt-tolerant Binadhan-10 has raised a new hope among the farmers of the district.
Sources from the Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA), Sub-station Gopinathpur, Gopalganj, said a total of 100 acres of land in five upazilas of the district have been brought under the farming of the paddy variety this season with the production target of 800 tonnes.
Md Sefaur Rahman, scientific officer and officer in-charge, BINA, said cultivation of Binadhan-10 is more profitable. It requires low cost to be produced. A farmer needs Tk 12,000 to grow the paddy on one bigha of land and he will get about 28 maunds of paddy from the field of which market price is about Tk 24,000.
Jamal Sarder (45), a farmer of village Paikerdanga under Suktali union in Sadar upazila, said he is cultivating Binadhan-10 on one bigha of land. He expects to get 42 maunds of production from which he would be able to make a profit of Tk 36,000.
Another farmer Bisay Ukil of Suktail under Sadar upazila is farming the paddy on 37 decimals of land and hopeful of getting about 30 maunds of outout.
Official sources said local agri offices distributed 1,000 kg of BINA-10 seeds and fertilisers and pesticides among 100 cultivators under the Climate Change Trust Fund free of cost.
They also arrange training courses on the farming process of the paddy.