Ishtiaq A.

2018-09-18 10:04:49 BdST

Aman cultivation exceeds target in Manikganj

The cultivation of Aman paddy exceeded the target in all seven upazilas of the district during the current season.

The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said the target of cultivation of Aman was fixed on 28,448 hectares of land in the district with a production target of 34,138 metric tons of rice. However, Aman was cultivated on a total of 29,950 hectares of land in the district which is 1502 hectares above the fixed target.

The Aman cultivators are expecting bumper production in the district as there is adequate rain water everywhere and the Aman seedlings are growing well.

DAE office sources said Aman is cultivated in the district as 3rd crop. Most of the Boro lands have been used for Aman cultivation for getting extra rice mainly fodder for cows.

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