Boro farming gains momentum in Nagor River’s basin in Bogura

Staff Reporter :: 77 Time View :
Update : Sunday, April 23, 2023

Getting repeated abundant output in the previous years, Boro rice farming is gaining momentum in Bogura district in the last few years. During November to May the basin of Nagor River remains dry and the marginal farmers who own no land, cultivate the crop free of cost. They can grow high yield Boro rice without any irrigation, using fertliser and spraying pesticides at all.

On the other hand, the government is also distributing Boro rice seed, Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and Potash (MoP) fertilisers among the hard up farmers who cultivate the rice on flat land of the agricultural area as incentives. To make the farming a grand success, DAE and other organisations concerned have already taken elaborate initiatives so that the farming does not fail to achieve target this season.

During a recent visit to Bolodmara area under Kahaloo upazila this correspondent found extreme poor farmers of the region passing busy time growing the crops in the river basin without tilling and providing fertiliser.With the assistance of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) hundreds of poor farmers of Dupchanchia, Kahaloo, Nandigram and Shibganj upazilas are expecting to produce over 400 tonnes of fresh Boro rice this season.

“I have cultivated Boro rice on around 34 decimal of land this season aiming to achieve over 40 maunds of output,” said farmer Sekendar Hossain under Kahaloo upazila. “I got over 23 maunds of crop from some 22 decimals of land last year.” he added.

Farmers urged to the authority concerned to take initiative to boost the production of Boro rice in the river basin as it inevitably renders good output. Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) should expand their helping hands to the enterprise, they added.

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