Friday 6 December 2019 ,
Friday 6 December 2019 ,
Latest News
  • Khaleda’s bail hearing deferred until Dec 12
  • 58 migrants dead as boat capsizes off Mauritania: UN
  • Trump calls Trudeau 'two-faced' at Nato summit
  • ACC okays charge sheet against ex-CJ Sinha
  • No relief for consumers as onion prices still soar
  • Normalcy returns to BUET, JU
  • AL likely to induct fresh blood into central body
  • PM urges nation to stay alert against arsonists return
  • BPL teams start practice at Mirpur
  • Suhrawardy’s death anniv today
25 June, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Print

Aush farming gains popularity in Manikganj chars

BSS, Manikganj
Aush farming gains popularity in Manikganj chars

Farmers of the vast Char areas of the Padma river under Harirampur upazila of the district have brought hundreds bighas of land under Aush cultivation during the current season.

Most of the farmers in the areas are now busy on nursing the green plants of Aush paddy. The mighty Padma flows in the middle of Harirampur upazila of the district. Five unions out of 13 are detached from the upazila headquarters. Country boats are the main transport for communication of the people.

The char people produce rice, jute, pulses, vegetables, bananas and sugarcane in their sandy lands. High yielding Boro cultivation is not gaining popularity in lack of irrigation facilities.

Aush cultivation gaining popularity as it needs less irrigation, comparatively less quantity of fertilizers and insecticides. The char people are habituated to eat Aush and Aman rice and they cultivate Aush and Aman in their sandy lands of char areas.

The traditional Aush and Aman had already been disappeared from most of the areas of the district, but the char people have started to cultivate those kinds of paddy on their lands.

Some farmers of the char areas of Harirampur cultivate their lands with wooden ploughs. Delwar Hossain, a farmer of Harihardia area of Harirampur upazila said, the wooden plough needs more time to cultivate but it is less costly and it can use in small lands.

Parangi, Shaita and Kalamanik are the most popular Aush paddy that he produces, he said.

Abdul Halim, another farmer of Azimnagar, said he had cultivated Aush on three bighas of land during the current season. He said, “Generally four to five mounds of Aush paddy grow in a bigha of land if we cultivate local variety in sowing system, but 16 to 18 mounds of rice grow if we cultivate high yielding seeds in plantation system.”

The seeds of Aush are sown in the month of Boishakh and Joishtha and harvested in the month of Shraban and Bhadra. The farmers get more straw from Aush paddy which is the best fodder of the cows.

 

Comments

More Nationwide stories
Fire security measures inadequate in Chandpur buildings Fire security measures in buildings in Chandpur district town and Hajiganj Sadar are grossly inadequate, exposing businessmen, office employees and those living in those buildings to fire hazards. This…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting