• Sunday, Nov 28, 2021
  • Last Update : 01:48 am

Naogaon paddy farmers suffer again during Aman season

  • Published at 10:11 pm December 7th, 2019
Farmers-rice-stack-paddy-in-Raninagar-upazila,-Dhaka-Tribune
File photo: Farmers stack paddy in Raninagar upazila Dhaka Tribune

Farmers say they are incurring losses of Tk3,000 to Tk5,000 from harvest in each bigha of land

Loss in paddy cultivation this year continues to trouble farmers in Raninagar Upazila of Naogaon as they are incurring a loss in their initial yield during Aman season.

The emergence of blast disease already decreased the expected production of the Aman variety. Farmers say they have been selling their produce at a poor deal of Tk580 to Tk710 per maund.

Farmer Suruj Mia, of Karaj village, said: "I have spent a total of Tk15,000 to cultivate paddy per bigha of my land. My harvest dwindled five to six maund compared to last year because of the disease. Also, the price is not enough, I am incurring losses of Tk3,000 to Tk5,000 from harvest in each bigha of my land.

Farmer Sultan of Ekdala village expressed a similar sentiment, He added: "It will be difficult for us to grow paddy in future if the situation persists."

Upazila Agriculture Officer Shahidul Islam said: "Farmers have planted paddy in 18,125 hectares of land during this year's Aman season in Raninagar. We are expecting a total yield of 81,562 tons. The yield may slightly decrease because of the blast disease.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Al Mamun said: "Rice procurement will begin soon for the listed farmers. We have already began to make the list in several unions. When the procurement begins, paddy price will rise in the local market, and farmers will get a better price for their produce.

67
Facebook 64
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail