Thursday, 23 May, 2024
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Thursday, 23 May, 2024
The Daily Post

Farmers worry about extra cost

Gaibandha Correspondent

Farmers worry about extra cost

 

Farmers will raise about 9 lakh metric tons of paddy in Gaibandha district in the current Boro season. Paddy harvesting has already started. And after a week, they will bring home the hybrid variety of paddy. However, marginal farmers are worried about the increased cost this year. Yesterday, in the fields of Gaibandha Palashbari and Gaibandha Sadar, Sadullapur Upazila, farmers were busy harvesting and threshing paddy. Besides, the golden hybrid paddy are swinging across the field. It can be seen at the field level, the farmers are already starting to harvest the local variety of paddy . And after raising this paddy in the house, the hybrid varieties of paddy will be harvested in full swing. According to several sources, if the desired paddy can be brought home after overcoming the natural calamity, the farmers will benefit.

Nazrul Islam Sarkar, son of Abdul Aziz member of Ghorabandha village of Palashbari upazila Manoharpur union, said that during the current boro season, boro paddy was cultivated on 5 acres of land. The yield has also been good. If there is no calamity recently, then all the paddy can be brought home. But there are some diseases to eat. A farmer named Lutfar Rahman said that he was cultivating paddy on 1 hectare of land last Boro season. He said that his total cost was Tk81 thousand. This year it may cost Tk90 thousand 500 per hectare. As compared to last year, the price of electricity, fertilizer-diesel, and other agricultural inputs increased this year, which may cost an additional Tk9,000 per hectare. Kazi Motaharul, a sub-assistant agricultural officer said, the government provides full support to farmers to increase yield and reduce costs.

Shakil Azmi, Deputy Assistant Agriculture Officer of Gobindganj Upazila, said that the yield of Boro paddy has been very good this year. Advice is being given along with distribution of leaflets at the field level to benefit the farmers. Awareness raising activities to protect crops from natural calamities are ongoing.

Khorshed Alam, deputy director of Gaibandha Agricultural Extension Department, said that in the current Boro season, farmers have been provided with incentives to reduce their costs.

 

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