Farmers adopting modern methods of production in Sylhet division

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 16 Jul 2017, 21:26:25

Farmers adopting modern methods of production in Sylhet division

Our Correspondent

SYLHET, July 16: Application of different modern methods in farming has been on increase in the Sylhet division as a good number of farmers are showing more interest on these, sources informed.

Although the common farmers in greater Sylhet region were less interested in agriculture for different reasons, things started getting a big change in recent years, said the Additional Director of the DAE, Sylhet division, Md. Altabur Rahman.

They have started applying the different modern methods in line with the suggestions from agriculture officials, the official added. It would help increasing production of paddy as well as other crops.

Of the total cultivated lands during the current Aus season in Sylhet region, organic manure are being applied on 26,907 hectares while balanced fertiliser would be on 1,14,068 hectares; standard saplings were planted on 1,48,890 hectares while use of granular Urea is targeted for 51,426 hectares, maintaining Leaf Colour Chart (LCC) is targeted on 1,02,853 hectares. Besides, perching is targeted on 143,993 hectares, Line sowing is done on 134,093 hectares and Light trap would be set. On the other hand, ideal seedbed is being set on a good area.   

It is stateable here, against a target of 1,76,919 hectares, Aus has been cultivated on 1,70,782 hectares in 4 districts of the division this season, the official added, most of the farmers are now on the field engaged in taking care of the much-desired paddy crop. The farming target however couldn't be achieved this year.

Of the total, 64,825 hectares are cultivated in Sylhet, having a target of 67,509 hectares, 48,337 hectares in Moulvibazar against the target of 51,450 hectares and 45,120 hectares in Habiganj with a target of 46,435 hectares while it is 12,500 hectares in Sunamganj district against a target of 11,525 hectares.

However, about 5,000 hectares are affected by the floods in Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Sunamganj districts yet, the harvest would be a better one, compared to the last year said the official Saturday.
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