September 19, 2021, 5:04 pm

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Green smile in the aman paddy field

Juwel Islam, Taraganj (Rangpur): The green fields of transplanted aman paddy are swaying in the autumn wind. This beautiful scene can be seen in different unions of Taraganj upazila of Rangpur. Farmers in the upazila are expecting bumper yields of aman paddy this season, the Upazila Agriculture Extension Department told Independent.

Paddy growers point out that other costs, including irrigation, are higher this year due to lower rainfall earlier this year than last year. Even then, with a little rain at the end of the season, the cost has come down a bit in the last season. At the same time, the growth of paddy due to rain water is promising. Farmers are also optimistic about getting good prices after harvest.

Jatindranath Roy, a paddy farmer from Satghari Para village in Ikarchali upazila of the upazila, has cultivated aman paddy in six bighas of land this time. He told Swadhin Mat that there was not much rain in the sky this time when paddy was planted. Due to which paddy had to be planted with pea (electric powered) pump. I have spent 4-5 thousand rupees per bigha. Hopefully, we will get 18-20 manas of paddy per bigha.

Kamarpara village paddy farmer said. Alom Mia said, ‘This time I have planted aman paddy in three and a half bighas of land. I take care of the field myself. It takes some labor as well. Paddy is good enough this year as the weather is favorable for us. Hopefully, the yield will also be good.

Paddy farmer Masud Rana said that this time he has planted paddy in three bighas of land. He also shared the same hope, ‘Paddy looks very good as the weather is favorable.

Anshar Ali, a paddy farmer from Rampura village in the upazila, has planted aman paddy in five bighas of land. He hopes to make a good profit this time. He mentioned, ‘I have spent about four and a half thousand rupees per bigha on paddy cultivation. Hopefully, this time I will get 15-20 manas of paddy from each bigha.

Upazila Agriculture Officer Urmi Tabassum said aman paddy has been planted in 9,942 hectares of land in Taraganj this time. Which has been able to meet the target 100 percent. He added, “The condition of the field is very good this time. Insect and spider attacks are less. So there is no disease in rice. As a result, the yield of paddy is likely to be good this time. Looking at the current condition of paddy, it seems that the farmers will benefit a lot this time.

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