Aus paddy farming going on in Rajshahi division

Dhaka,  Wed,  26 July 2017
Published : 13 Jun 2017, 21:04:58
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Aus paddy farming going on in Rajshahi division

Aus paddy farming going on in Rajshahi division
Roving Correspondent


RAJSHAHI, June 13: Farmers of eight districts of Rajshahi division have started Aus paddy farming with a hope of getting a bumper production of the crop.

Sources from the district offices of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said thousands of peasants of Bogra, Joypurhat, Pabna, Sirajganj, Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Natore and Naogaon districts have brought around 1,19,000 hectares of land under the cultivation of the paddy variety.

Over 10 to 12 maunds of output from a bigha of land can be possible if weather condition remains favourable till the harvesting session, sources added.

Farmer sources said they are expecting a good market price of the crop this season. A good number of growers said Tk 800 to Tk 900 per maund of Aus paddy will be a fair rate for them this season.

Cultivators said they had sold their crop at Tk 700 to Tk 800 last year.

The government has provided incentive to the poor and marginal farmers to make Aus cultivation programme successful.

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