Agriculture Minister and Awami League presidium member Dr. Md. Abdur Razzak. He mentioned that in a lot of the lands within the area, just one crop of aman paddy is grown yearly. And the remainder of the time falls. The federal government is working relentlessly to convey this big fallow land underneath cultivation.
He additional mentioned that the scientists of the nation have already developed improved types of paddy, mung bean, watermelon and different crops. There are additionally salinity tolerant varieties. These varieties are increasing quickly.
This was acknowledged by the Agriculture Minister on Monday (Might 9) morning at Boro Paddy Crop Harvesting Pageant and Discipline Day on fallow land in Bakerkathi and Nandapara villages of Bakerganj upazila of Barisal. Extra Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture. Ruhul Amin Talukder, Director Normal of Bangladesh Rice Analysis Institute Shahjahan Kabir and lots of others have been current.
Boro paddy has been planted on fallow land for the primary time in about 100 bighas of land in Bakerkathi village. Bangladesh Rice Analysis Institute has inspired farmers to domesticate by offering irrigation by way of low-lift pump (LLP). On the event, the farmers identified the dearth of low-lift pumps, lack of canals and lack of energy tillers as the principle issues within the case of fallow land.
On this context, the Agriculture Minister mentioned that needed steps might be taken quickly to produce low-lift pumps, canal excavation-re-excavation and energy tillers. Initiatives might be taken to resolve this drawback by involving native administration, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Improvement Board. He mentioned that if this may very well be accomplished, there can be an enormous change in agriculture in these areas. Fallen land will come underneath cultivation. Alternatively, one crop land might be transformed into two or three crop lands. By means of this Barisal will once more grow to be the granary of Bangladesh.
Later within the afternoon, the Agriculture Minister visited Mug Dal fields in Badarpur and Karamjatla villages of Sadar upazila of Patuakhali. At the moment, he mentioned, there’s a number of potential for mung bean on this area together with Patuakhali and Bhola. To make the most of this potential, the federal government is offering all types of help to the farmers together with top quality seeds.
The Agriculture Minister additional mentioned that the productiveness of improved selection Bari Mug Dal-6 invented by Agricultural Analysis Institute is excellent. Bigha 5-6 mana. This 12 months in Patuakhali district alone, about one lakh hectares of land has been cultivated with mung bean. Patuakhali and Bhola districts collectively produce 200,000 tons of mung bean yearly. The cultivation of those mung beans might be additional unfold.
The Agriculture Minister mentioned that gear might be supplied to resolve the issue of threshing of mung bean. “Our scientists have already made threshing machines, which price 60-70 thousand rupees,” he mentioned. This gadget might be given to the farmers at backed value subsequent 12 months. Because of this, the value might be 25-30 thousand rupees. This can cut back the manufacturing price of the farmers and they’ll profit.