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Aman cultivation surpasses target in Narsingdi

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Narsingdi Correspondent :
Farmers of the district are expecting bumper yield of Aman paddy this year due to favorable weather and availability of agri inputs.
Deputy Director of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) Narsingdi Latafat Hossain told  journalists that a total of 42,180 hectares of land have been brought under Aman cultivation against the target of 41,508hectares.
He said the target fixed by the department has exceeded by 672 hectares as a good number of farmers have engaged their all out efforts to make the current Aman farming successful.
The transplanted seedlings of Aman paddy have already grown well and the paddy fields turned greenish. The growers are now busy to nurturing the paddy fields with the hopes of getting desired pro duction of the crops this season.
The Deputy Director said Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation distributed high quality Aman seeds to the farmers of the district at fair price.
He said availability of fertilizers, insecticides and other necessary agri-inputs has ensured smooth cultivation for farmers.
Beside, different state run commercial Bank disbursed agricultural loan on easy term to the poor and marginal farmers.

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