Harvesting of Boro paddy has started in all the six upazilas of Narsingdi district and it will get full momentum from the second week of May.
Official and farmers are expecting a bumper production of paddy in the district this season as the crop has grown excellent under favourable climate. But the recent storm and heavy rainfall hampered the harvesting of crops.
Deputy Director (DD) Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Narsingdi, Latafat Hossain told BSS that the DAE has fixed a target of producing 2,15,000 tons of Boro rice from 54,800 hectares of land.
He added storm and heavy rainfall may hamper the target of Boro production. The farmers finally cultivated Boro on 55,600 hectares of land in the district. DAE provided the farmers with logistic support including seeds and fertilizers and necessary equipment
The DD said the farmers of the district have already harvested about 20 percent of Boro dhan. The harvesting will continue till last week of May.