T-Aman cultivation is going on full swing in Manikganj

The cultivation of T-Aman is going on full swing in five of seven Upazilas of the district, the Department of Agriculture Extension sources said.

Earlier a total of 4,000 small and marginal farmers got seed and fertilizer as incentives from the government for boosting the production of Aman paddy in the district during the current season.

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources said the government has distributed 5 kilograms (kg) of Aman seed for cultivating one bigha of land and necessary fertilizers, including 10 kgs of Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and 10 kgs of Muriate of Potash (MoP), among the farmers free of cost.

DAE office sources said Aman paddy generally grows on alluvial soil. So, the seed was distributed among the selected five upazilas of the district. The Upazilas are Manikganj Sadar, Saturia, Singair, Ghior and Daulatpur. The farmers of the district cultivated the Aman paddy on their land after harvesting the Boro paddy.

The T-Aman cultivators mainly depend on rainy seasonal water. But the seasonal water is not available during the current season. So most of the cultivators depend on rainwater and swallow machine water all over the area.

DAE has set a target of cultivation of Aman paddy on 10,050 hectares of land with a production target of 33,789 metric tons of clean rice in the district during the current season in the district.

The cultivation of Aman paddy is continuing, the DAE office sources said, adding that about 60 percent of land has already been completed and at present the favourable weather is prevailing all over the district for continuous rain all over the district.

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