Farmers in the district have started harvesting their Boro paddy with a hope of bumper production.
Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) of Panchagarh Samchul Huque told BSS that 45, 000 hectares of land have been brought under Boro cultivation this season with a production target of 3,30,000 metric tons of food grains, reports BSS.
The department also said that weather condition was favorable, no shortage of diesel, fertilizers, no attack of pest and no load-shedding of electricity were the main reason behind the bumper production of Boro paddy.
The department also supplied quality Boro seeds, fertilizers and others agri inputs among the farmers at a cost of free. On the other hand, the DAE has given imparted training about modern technology to the farmers to boost bumper production.
Farmer Sunil Kumar of Sadar upazila said he had cultivated Boro on three bigha of land after cutting the paddy he got 60 maund of paddy.
Per maund paddy is being sold at Taka 750 to 800 in the local hat, the farmers added.