Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Sunday, August 18, 2019 05:46:02 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

34,029 farmers get Aus rice incentives in Rangpur Zone

By
26th-Apr-2019       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

BSS, Rangpur :
The government distributed special incentives in terms of Aus rice seed and fertilisers worth Taka 5.75 crore among 34,029 farmers of Rangpur agriculture region to enhance Aus rice production this season.
Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said beneficiary small and marginal farmers are continuing sowing of Aus rice seed and preparing seedbed in full swing after getting Aus rice seed and fertilisers free of costs.
"With the incentives, each beneficiary farmer is cultivating Aus rice on one bigha of land in all five districts of the region," Horticulture Specialist of DAE at its regional office Agriculturist Khondker Md Mesbahul Islam said.
He said distribution of huge Aus rice seed and fertilisers as incentives along with conducting motivational activities by DAE and other organisations are inspiring farmers in expanding cultivation of less irrigation water consuming Aus rice.
Following similar steps taken by the government, farmers brought 40,618 hectares of land under Aus rice cultivation exceeding the fixed farming target on 26,159 heaters of land by 14,459 hectares or 55.27 percent in the region last year.
"The farmers also produced an all-time record quantity of 1.23-lakh tones of clean Aus rice exceeding the fixed production target of 68,969 tonnes of clean Aus rice by 54,381 tonnes or 78.85 percent last year in the region," Islam said.
During the current season, a target of producing over 1.56-lakh tonnes of clean Aus rice has been fixed from 54,775 heaters of land this season for the region.
Of them, farmers will produce 40,534 tonnes of clean hybrid variety Aus rice from 2,259 hectares of land, over 1.15-lakh tonnes of high yielding variety Aus rice from 40,795 hectares and 553 tonnes of local variety Aus rice from 1,721 hectares of land.
"Meanwhile, farmers completed sowing of Aus rice seed on 22,748 hectares of land or 41.64 percent of the fixed farming target and prepared Aus rice seedbed on 2,594 hectares against the fixed target of 2,615 hectares of land by Wednesday," Islam added.
Deputy Director of DAE at its regional office Md Moniruzzaman said farmers started sowing Aus rice seed from March 15 last while transplantation of Aus seedling will begin soon in the region.
"Under special incentive package, each beneficiary farmer got 5 kg high yielding variety Aus rice seed, 15 kg Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) and 10 kg Murrieta of Potash (MoP) fertilisers to cultivate Aus rice on one bigha of land," he said.
Some 10,572 beneficiary farmers got special Aus rice incentives in Rangpur, 6,692 farmers in Gaibandha, 6,479 farmers in Kurigram, 6,786 farmers in Lalmonirhat and 3,500 farmers in Nilphamari districts in the region.
Talking to BSS, small and marginal farmers Enamul Haque of village  Mandalpara, Nasir and Abdur Rouf of village Biswanathpur and Abdus Salam of Shalmara in Mithapukur upazila here said they already got special incentives for Aus rice cultivation.
Farmers Moksed Ali, Azgar Ali, Aminul Haque and Amir Hamza of village Char Goytapara in Roumari upazila of Kurigram said they already completed sowing of Aus rice seed on their one bigha of land each after getting special incentives.
Talking to BSS, Agriculturist Dr Md Abdul Mazid, who got the Independence Award 2018 Medal on food security category last year, said the present government is promoting less irrigation water consuming Aus rice cultivation to produce additional rice.
"Promoting Aus rice cultivation during the off-season between Boro rice harvest and T-Aman rice seedling transplantation as an additional and substitute crop to costly Boro rice farming could further increase rice output to ensure food security," Dr Mazid added.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Jugglery of growth figures failed to create jobs


BANGLADESH'S economic growth though mesmerising, it has been proved over the past decade that jobs could not be created proportionately for the youths keeping adjustment with the growth. Besides, female participation in the labour force shrank in the last nine years, especially in rural areas. As a result employment elasticity, ...

Cricket »

Mashrafe seeks two months to ponder about his retirement


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has shelved the idea of arranging a one-off ODI against Zimbabwe to give Mashrafe Bin Mortaza a grand farewell after the ODI captain asked the board to give him two months to think about his future.The decision to cancel the plan came after BCB president ...

Football »

Guardiola backs Sterling to reach 30-goal mark


AFP, Manchester :Pep Guardiola wants to see the on-form Raheem Sterling break the 30-goal barrier for the first time in his career this season, but will only judge the England forward on his overall contribution to the Manchester City team.Sterling has started the new campaign in prolific form, scoring in ...

City »

Bangabandu Sangskritik Jote paid tributes to Poet Shamsur Rahman by placing floral wreaths at his grave in the city's Banani on Saturday marking the 13th death anniversary of the poet.


International »

Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir


AP, New Delhi :Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India's government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in the disputed region and the restrictions there will be removed over the next few days.The U.N. Security Council met on ...

International »

Discussions on Afghan peace deal go ‘very well’, says Trump's spokesman


The White House says President Donald Trump's talks with his national security advisers to discuss Afghan peace talks went "very well" and that negotiations with the Taliban "are proceeding."Officials on August 16 said Trump was meeting with his top advisers to review negotiations with the extremist group about a possible ...

Entertainment »

Kona finally admits her secret marriage


Entertainment Desk :Popular singer Dilshad Nahar Kona revealed  on Thursday  that she had tied the knot with the person she loved, on April 21 of this year. Her husband, Golam Md Iftekhar, is a businessman, and has been in a relationship with Kona for seven years.Kona was heard saying to ...

Editorial »

Clashes among groups of govt followers on national mourning day


NEWSPAPERS reported that at least 22 people, including former Awami League lawmaker of Nilphamari-3 and upazila unit AL vice-president Golam Mustafa, were injured in a clash between two rival groups of the party in Jaldhaka of Nilphamari on Thursday. The clash took place when the groups hosted separate programmes to ...

City »

China-Bangla Friendship Association (CBFA) led by its President Dr Monouar Hasnat Khan and General Secretary Dr S.M Shahidul Islam placing wreaths at the Memorial Plaque of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at 32 , Dhanmondi in the city on Thursday marking National Mourning Day .


.

Cricket »

England 258 all out in second Ashes Test


AFP, London :England were dismissed for 258 by Australia in the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Thursday.Only opener Rory Burns (53) and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, last man out for 52, passed fifty after England were sent into bat by Australia captain Tim Paine following a total washout of Wednesday's ...

International »

Malaysia to question Zakir Naik for comments against Malaysian Hindus


Reuters, Kuala Lumpur :Malaysian authorities will summon controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for questioning after he allegedly made racially sensitive remarks in the multi-ethnic nation, the government said on Thursday.The move comes after several ministers demanded Naik's expulsion on Wednesday after he said Hindus in Malaysia had "100 times more ...

Editorial »

Destroying biodiversity and its possible dangerous impact on human existence


BIODIVERSITY in Moulvibazar's Lathitila has been facing serious threat as settlers continue clearing forest areas for fruit cultivation and fish farming. According to newspaper reports, the vegetation at 5631.4 acres of land covered with hillocks is under continuous danger. Though only 30 landless families were allowed to settle inside the ...

Cricket »

BCB to discuss with Mashrafe about his retirement plan


The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will talk to Mashrafe Bin Mortaza within couple of days to know his retirement plan as the board has a plan to give the ODI captain a grand farewell.On multiple occasions, Mashrafe said he has not many cricket ahead, but he actually did not reveal ...

International »

Saudi woman activist rejects release deal tied to denying torture


Reuters, Riyadh :Prominent Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying reports she was tortured in custody, her family said on Tuesday.Hathloul, along with at least a dozen other women's rights activists, were arrested over ...

International »

Pelosi vows to thwart US-UK trade deal if Brexit risks Irish peace


The top Democrat in the US Congress warned Wednesday that lawmakers would block a trade pact with Britain if its exit from the EU undermines Northern Ireland's peace accord.President Donald Trump and senior advisors to Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson have spoken of fast-tracking a trade deal once Brexit ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news