Boro cultivation progressing fast in Sylhet division

Our Correspondent | Published: February 12, 2018 00:28:20 | Updated: February 12, 2018 14:39:24

A farmer works in his Boro land in village Turukbag under Golapganj upazila of Sylhet district. The photo was taken on Sunday. — FE Photo

Farmers of different areas in Sylhet division are busy in Boro paddy cultivation as the transplantation period is nearing to end.

Additional director of DAE, Sylhet divisional office, Md Altabur Rahman told this correspondent on Sunday farmers are working in the Boro field amid a suitable weather.

Although the farming was hampered in some areas of Sunamganj due to late water recession from haors, the overall situation is good now, the official added.

A total of 448,460 hectares of land had so far been cultivated in the division where as it was 450,647 hectares same time last year, according to a report prepared by the divisional office of DAE.

It is about 94 per cent of the year's target. The total includes 261,921 hectares in the haor region and the rest 186,539 hectares in non-haor areas, the report mentioned.

The cultivated area includes 82,365 hectares of land under hybrid varieties, 350,450 hectares under high yielding varieties and 15,645 hectares of local varieties of Boro.

The DAE had earlier set the Boro farming target on 475, 389 hectares in the region, including 81056 hectares in Sylhet, 52711 hectares in Moulvibazar, 119,0 70  hectares in Habiganj and the highest 222,552 hectares in the district of Sunamganj.

The trend of raising the cultivation area of the major crop proves the farmers would try achieving the highest yield this season, the official further said.

Farmer Abdul Hasib Mia of village Mairchbari under Golapganj upazila of Sylhet on Saturday said Boro sapling transplantation will complete in a week. "We expect a good output to recoup the losses we counted last season", the grower added.

A good number of farmers also said people in many areas of Sunamganj, Moulvibazar and Habiganj are still suffering for late recession of water from crop field.

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