October 20, 2021, 1:52 am
Aminul Islam, Sakhipur (Tangail): Whatever the sun-storm-rain, the farmer has no pause in anything. Flying clouds in the blue sky. Rain water has accumulated in the field. Farmers of Sakhipur in Tangail are busy planting aman paddy saplings in that water. Due to continuous rains since the beginning of Ashar this year, farmers have been able to plant aman paddy seedlings without any irrigation. As a result, farmers are preparing their land for cultivation at low cost. They are expecting to benefit from this compared to last year.
On Saturday (July 24), various areas of the upazila were visited, some were cultivating the land, some were constructing isles, and many were busy planting saplings in the land. According to the Agriculture Office, the target for aman cultivation has been set at 16,000 hectares of land in 8 unions of the upazila and 25 blocks of 1 municipality this year. The production target has been set at 1 lakh 22 thousand 285 metric tons.
Md. Sohrab Ali, a farmer of Ichadighi village of the upazila, said, “I cultivate aman paddy in 6 bighas of land every year. The cost of planting seedlings per bigha of land this year is much less than the cost last year due to rainfall. Nazrul Islam of Mucharia Pathar village and Abdul Haque of Kirtankhola village said the same.
Upazila Deputy Assistant Agriculture and Plant Protection Officer Md. Anisur Rahman told The Daily Morning Glory, “We are always by the side of the farmers.” In the current fiscal year 2020-21, free seeds and chemical fertilizers have been distributed among 450 farmers of the upazila as an incentive of the government in Kharif-2 season.
Upazila Agriculture Officer Md. Nurul Islam told The Daily Morning Glory, that the cultivation of aman paddy is getting better this time due to unfavorable weather and rainfall. Hopefully, this time the yield will be much better than last year.