Good market price delights T-Aman farmers

Published: March 31, 2018 21:08:39

SIRAJGANJ: T-Aman paddy being packaged before being sent to the local market in Kazipur of Sirajganj on Saturday — FE Photo

Roving Correspondent
SIRAJGANJ, Mar 31: T-Aman growers of four northern districts are delighted over the good market price this season.
Sources said Aman has a good demand in the market. Prices of the paddy will stable till the harvest of Boro.
In a recent visit at different big rice haats in Bogra, Sirajganj, Natore and Joypurhat, this correspondent found each maund of Aman paddy is being sold at Tk 1,000 to
According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), farmers of the four districts achieved over 2.4 million tonnes of T-Aman paddy this season due to favourable weather condition.
Now, both the farmers and hoarder are being benefited simultaneously. The hoarders bought each maund of rice at Tk 700 to Tk 800, now they sell the same amount of paddy at Tk 1300 to Tk 1400 after two and a half months.
"I have cultivated T-Aman paddy on some five bighas of land and got over 80 maunds of yield," said farmer Abdur Rahim of Borigram upazila of Natore.
He further said, "I sold some 10 maunds of paddy at Tk 800 per maund and expecting to sell rest at Tk 0.1 million."
If the paddy price remains high like the present market round the year, the farmers will mostly benefited, said deputy director of Natore DAE Md Rafiqul Islam. He urges to authority concerned to monitor the market round the year.

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