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17 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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32.96 lakh tonne Boro rice production target in Rangpur division

DAE has fixed a target of producing over 21.76-lakh tonnes of clean Boro rice from 5.03-lakh hectares of land in five districts
BSS, Rangpur

An all-time record target of producing over 32.96 lakh tonnes of clean Boro rice (49.44-lakh tonnes of paddy) has been fixed from 7.74-lakh hectares of land in Rangpur division during this Rabi season. Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said adequate steps are being taken to make the intensive Boro rice farming programme a success. Last season, the DAE had fixed a production target of 31.90-lakh tonnes of clean Boro rice from 7.70-lakh hectares of land when farmers exceeded the target and achieved a super bumper production of the crop.

Currently, farmers are busy with harvesting Aman rice and sowing seed of Rabi crops like potato, maize, mustard and winter vegetables on their lands. They will start preparing Boro seedbed from at the end of this month. Deputy Director of the DAE at its regional office here Agriculturist Md Moniruzzaman said transplantation of Boro rice seedling will begin on low- lying and char areas from late-December to complete harvest before the rainy season.

“However, transplantation process of Boro rice seedling will begin on the mainland from mid-January and continue till February next in all eight districts of Rangpur and Dinajpur agriculture regions in Rangpur division,” he said.

Under the programme, the DAE has fixed a target of producing over 21.76-lakh tonnes of clean Boro rice from 5.03-lakh hectares of land in five districts of Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat of Rangpur agriculture region.

Besides, over 11.19-lakh tonnes of clean Boro rice will be produced from over 2.17-lakh hectares of land in three districts of Dinajpur, Thakurgaon and Panchagarh of Dinajpur agriculture region this season.

“The farmers will produce 11.28-lakh tonnes of hybrid variety Boro rice from 2.39-lakh hectares of land, 21.64-lakh tonnes of high yielding variety rice from 5.33-lakh hectares and 3,408 tonnes of local variety Boro rice from 1,800 hectares of land,” he said.

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