Extra 50,000 hectares territory to come under boro cultivation
The government is likely to bring 50000 more hectares of land under boro cultivation in the upcoming season so that you can improve the paddy production, Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque said in Dhaka on Sunday, reports BSS.
He made the statement seeing that the country’s aman production this year had not been at all 'good'.
"We are in worried as country's aman development this year isn't quite satisfactory and that’s why our boro development at any cost should be enhanced," he said while addressing a revised assembly on the progress of project implementation beneath the twelve-monthly development programme (ADP) on-line from the ministry's meeting room.
Dr Razzaque told the assembly that various reasons including the flood resulted in affecting the aman development this year and the price of the paddy is exorbitant. "We are considering higher paddy price", the minister added.
"All the staff of the Section of Agricultural Expansion (DAE) from discipline to ministry level must have to function in a coordinated method to improve production and efficiency of boro rice," he said.
The DAE officials would need to take all out preparations and stay beside the farmers to motivate them in order that no boro cultivable property is left vacant, the minister added.
Moderated simply by Agriculture Secretary M Mesbahul Islam, the meeting likewise was attended, amongst others, by More Secretary M Hasanuzzaman Kallol, Additional Secretary M Mahbubul Islam, Additional Secretary (study) Kamlaranjan Das, Director General (seed) Balai Krishna Hazra and job directors and company heads.
The agriculture minister said not merely the boro paddy, more activities should be done to improve the production of onion, wheat, potato, maize, mustard, vegetable and maskali. "We should have to keep the trend of victory in the agriculture sector continuing by increasing the development," he said.
In last year, the growers produced 1.96 crore tonnes of Boro from 48.42 lakh hectares of lands, based on the DAE estimate.
Meanwhile, the federal government has earmarked a total of Taka 2,361 crore for implementing sixty-eight projects beneath the ADP of 2020-21 fiscal year. The project implementation progress is over 16.30 percent till October 2020 against the national average of almost 13 percent.