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Bogra farmers begin Boro cultivation after losses in aman

  • Published at 12:32 am January 16th, 2020
Bogra Paddy
Photo shows paddy farmers woking in fields in Bogra Dhaka Tribune

However, many growers are facing a capital crisis at present as they failed to recover even production costs from the sales of their produced Aman paddy

Farmers in Bogra have gone into Boro paddy cultivation in the hope of getting fair prices this time round and recouping the losses they suffered in the last aman season.

However, many growers are facing a capital crisis at present as they failed to recover even production costs from the sales of their produced Aman paddy.

The Department of Agriculture Extention (DAE), Bogra, expects Irri-boro to be cultivated on 19,800 hectares of land in Nandigram Upazila this year. 

Targets for the other upaazilas of the districyest are almost similar. 

DAE official Moshidul Haque said the farmers in the area were experts in paddy cultivation. "They have started cropping Boro plants and, hopefully, the planting phase will end by this month," he added.

The official believes that farmers will be able to attain success in farming paddy this season and be able to bag huge profits.

On a recent visit to the area, the Dhaka Tribune correspondent found that farmers were very busy planting Irri-boro paddy. They had hardly any time to spare.

Talking to this correspondent, many farmers said they had started farming Irri-boro with a new hope of easing their financial crisis by cultivating the high yield crop.

"We can grow three crops a year   on our land. Of the three, Irri-boro paddy cultivation is costlier than the other crops," said Kamal Hossain, a farmer from the area.

"But the yield of the crop is higher, which is why we prefer Boro farming," he added.

 Rustom Ali, another farmer, said; "I had huge losses in the last season. Even so,  I am doing Irri-boro farming this year with an eye to recovering the losses."

He said his expectation would be fulfilled if he got fair prices for the crops.

"I am cultivating Irri-paddy on 20 bigha of land this year," said Jibon Kumar, another farmer, adding that if he had sufficient money in hand he would go for cultivation on more land.

"In the last season, I suffered huge losses and could not even recover my production costs," he added.

The farmers urged the authorities concerned to ensure fair prices for their produce so that they could survive.

Meanwhile, many farmers are yet to sell their produced Aman owing to a lack of reasonable prices for the paddy.

Growers get offers to sell their Aman paddy at Tk700-750 per maund, which they consider to be irrational.

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