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Cultivation of flood tolerant rice becomes popular in BD

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BSS, Rangpur :
Cultivation of flood-tolerant variety rice has already become popular among the farmers to change their fortune as its harvest is nearing completion with bumper yield in the country during this Aman season.
The growing plants of flood tolerant BRRI dhan51, BRRI dhan52, BINA dhan11 and BINA dhan12 rice survived submergence for over two weeks during recent floods and resumed normal growth again to give better yield.
Farmer Lal Mian of village Patrokhata under Chilmari upazila of Kurigram said his growing plants of BINA dhan11 has successfully sustained 24-day submergence at a stretch to resume normal growth again after recession of floodwater.
"After one week of transplantation since August 9 last, floodwater inundated my growing BINA dhan11 plants along with all other growing traditional variety Aman rice fields in the area on August 15 last," he said.
The floodwater receded after 24 days of inundation on September 9 last when only little sign of transplanted BINA dhan11 seedling remained in rotten state and the traditional variety Aman fields were completely damaged all-around.
"After one week since recession of floodwater, the rotten hills (remains) of transplanted seedling started growing again giving birth to new tillers and my field again turned green miraculously within next two weeks," Lal Mian said.
Finally, Lal Mian got 4.5 tonne paddy yield per hectare of BINA dhan11 rice and said he the phenomenon has created huge enthusiasm among the local farmers as all other traditional Aman rice plants were totally damaged in the surrounding areas.
Farmers Beauty Begum of village Kanipara and Profulla Roy of village Purbo Echlee in Rangpur said they have cultivated flood tolerant BINA dhan12 and BRRI dhan52 rice on 50 and 30 decimals land respectively this season.
"We are getting average paddy yield between 4.5 to 5 tonnes per hectare now despite the growing rice plants remained submerged for 18 days and resumed normal growth after recession of floodwater," they said.
Farmer Suvanol Chandra of village Sankibhanga in Gaibandha has completed harvest of BINA dhan11 and got 4.28 tonne paddy per hectare despite the growing rice plants remained submerged under floodwater for 19 days.
Farmers Mostaq Ahmed and Boytullah of Lalmonirhat said they have just started harvesting BRRI dhan52 rice to get excellent yield rate though the growing rice plants remained submerged for two weeks this season.
Farmers Antaj Ali of village Khanpara, Shaher Ali and Hossain Ali of village Chhatrapur in Kurigram said their growing BRRI dhan51 and BRRI dhan52 plants remained submerged for 22 days in three phases during the recent floods.
"We are expecting better production after harvesting the crop next week when all other growing plants of traditional variety Aman rice were totally damaged," they said adding that farming of flood-tolerant rice have improved their livelihoods in recent years.  Farmer Janab Ali of village Dorsha in Mymensingh said his growing plants of BRRI dhan51 rice on three acres of land remained submerged for 15 days, 17 days and one month in three phases respectively this season.
After the first and second submergences, the partially damaged rice plants again resumed normal growth, but the third time submergence damaged most of the crop except little survival on 18 decimals land, he said.
Agriculture and Environment Coordinator of RDRS Bangladesh Mamunur Rashid said farmers have already completed harvest of BINA dhan11 and BINA dhan12 rice and they are now harvesting BRRI dhan51 and BRRI dhan52 variety rice with excellent yield rate.  The Stress Tolerant Rice for Africa and South Asia (STRASA) Project, being funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

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