Bogra farmers getting fair prices of Parija paddy

Dhaka,  Fri,  22 September 2017
Published : 10 Aug 2017, 21:01:01

Bogra farmers getting fair prices of Parija paddy

Our Correspondent

BOGRA, Aug 10: Farmers of the all twelve upazilas of the district are getting fair prices of their newly-harvested Parija rice, an Aus variety, this season.

Sources from the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said Aus paddy is a short duration crop. It can be harvested within 75 days after its plantation. Per bigha average yield rate of the crop is 18 maunds.

Farmers cultivate the crop between May and mid-August when fields remain fallow after harvesting Boro paddy and before plantation of T-Aman seedling.

The Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) authority and some local NGOs have distributed quality seed among the farmers to cultivate the eco-friendly, short duration and indigenous variety Parija rice this year, said farmer Mobarak Hossain under Adamdighi upazila of the district.

"I have brought two bighas of land under Parija rice cultivation this season spending Tk 12,000 aiming financially self-reliant," said farmer Arun Kumar of Nandugram upazila. He further said, "Cultivation of the rice variety requires no supplementary irrigation as its plants grow well making the best use of seasonal rainwater during the months of May, June and July."

Farmer Abdur Rahim said he has got 28 maunds of fresh Parija rice from two bighas of land and sold them at Tk 25,000 in Dhaphat recently. He expressed the hope that he would be able to bring five bighas of land under Parija cultivation in coming season.

Sub-assistance agriculture officer of DAE Azizur Rahman said, "We have been trying to expand Parija farming between Boro and Aman cultivation to adapt with climate change.
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