Farmers lamp during Boro boom

The nation seems upon march to have a fender collect of Boro rice this season, contend margin reports from opposite districts.

The government’s aim of Boro prolongation this mercantile year is 1.91 crore tonnes from 48 lakh hectares of land. It was 1.83 crore tonnes from 47 lakh hectares final year.

With harvesting some-more than median through, farmers in most areas have been upbeat about a awaiting of a fender output.

Agriculture experts as well as farmers attributed this success to enlightened continue conditions as well as supervision stairs to safeguard accessibility of plantation inputs similar to fertilisers as well as seedlings timely as well as during poor prices.

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, however, appeared discreet about creation any comments upon a approaching output. “I will wait for for a collect to complete,” she pronounced articulate to The Daily Star recently.

Boro season–the greatest of a 3 rice-growing seasons–begins in December-January as well as ends in April-May. Aman as well as Aus seasons come next.

Output of Aman was 1.22 crore tonnes final deteriorate as well as that of Aus was twenty-one lakh tonnes.

According to a supervision estimate, a country’s each year direct for rice is over 3 crore tonnes.

Major Boro-growing regions have been northern districts, larger Mymensingh as well as haor areas in Sylhet, Sunamganj as well as Moulvibazar districts.

Asked about a reasons for a improved showing, Matia Chowdhury pronounced a continue was great via a Boro deteriorate as well as there was no peep inundate either. “We done all sorts of fertilizer accessible during poor prices, as well as all this helped grasp a aloft yield.”

She additionally referred to a slicing of non-urea fertilizer prices in Oct last.

Habibur Rahman, executive ubiquitous of a Department of Agriculture Extension, said, “Too most of sleet or misty continue that brings upon harassment attacks was roughly absent this season.”

Besides, farmers used competent non-urea fertilisers in further to urea fertiliser, as well as it helped improved growing of paddy plants as well as their offset growth, he mentioned.

“Our produce this deteriorate is some-more than what you have been expecting. You will be happy to see contented farmers entertainment Boro in their fields,” Selim Basith, a rancher in Kadamtali area in Sylhet, told this match over a phone.

Boro produce per hectare (231 decimals) this year will be around 4.5 tonnes, compared to 3.95 tonnes final year. Rice growers’ usually enterprise right away is removing a great cost for it, he said.

Mofizul Haque, a rancher in Sundarganj of Gaibandha, pronounced he will get twenty-four maunds of rice per bigha. This is around dual maunds some-more than final year’s yield.

Poritosh Datta, a rancher in Phulpur of Mymensingh, pronounced most of them used guti (granular) urea, that has helped enlarge a yield.

The cultivation apportion pronounced paddy cost is still Tk 600 a maund. “If you see a cost is starting down as well as farmers have been confronting losses, you [government] will begin procuring rice.”

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