Boro cultivation gains momentum
Tribune Desk

Transplantation of Boro rice seedling has been going on in full swing as the farmers already completed the process on around 21 per cent of the targeted land area in Rangpur agriculture region this season.

According to sources in the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), steps have been taken to make the Boro rice cultivation programme successful ensuring smooth irrigation, supply of fuels, fertilisers, electricity and other facilities to the farmers.

Officials and experts of the DAE and other agriculture-related departments, organisations and institutions have been providing assistance to the farmers and working relentlessly to ensure smooth transplantation of Boro rice seedling in the region.

Under the programme, 7.17 lakh tonnes hybrid Boro rice will be produced from 1.51 lakh hectares of land, 13.49 lakh tonnes high yielding variety rice from 3.48 lakh hectares and 3.49 tonnes local variety Boro rice from 1,884 hectares of land this time in the region, reports BSS.

The farmers have already prepared Boro seedbed on 28,111 hectares of land, higher by 4,459 hectares or 18.84 per cent than the fixed target of preparing the same on 23,652 hectares of land in the region. 

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