Two days of rain in Chandpur has affected the potato cultivating land. Chandpur potato farmers broken dream.Rain damaged potato fields in Chandpur .Farmers fear that the planted potato seeds will be destroyed. As a result, farmers are frustrated at the loss of potato production on the one hand and fear of loss by borrowing thousands of rupees on the other. Potato farmers dream of falling in the uneven rain.
Chandpur District Agriculture Extension Directorate sources said that the potato seed of 3,792 hectares of land in the district is now under water. If the sun is drawn from the sun on Monday, the potato seed will be somewhat protected. However, the Chandpur Meteorological Office said that if the rains were stopped due to heavy rains, the rains would continue for a few more days. Then a cold wave will come. There is no good news for potato farmers.
The target of potato production in the Chandpur district this year (2019-2020) is 2,24,500 metric tons. In the current winter season, cultivation has been done in the district on an area of 10,690 hectares. Till December 9, cultivations were cultivated on 4,695 hectares of land.
Chandpur Agriculture Extension Directorate said , ‘The cultivation has been done on 1,800 hectares of land at Chandpur Sadar and production target has been set at 37,800 hectare. Tons. In the north of the plot, 800 hectares of land has been cultivated and production target has been set at 14,700 hectares.
3,500 hectares of land has been cultivated and production target has been set at 73,500 in the south matlab of the plot. 950 hectares of land has been cultivated and production target has been set at 19,950 MT in hagiganj.25 hectares of land has been cultivated and production target has been set at 525 MT. in Shahraste.
3,450 hectares of land has been cultivated and production target has been set at 72,500 MT. in Kachua.140 hectares of land has been cultivated and production target has been set at 2,940 MT. in faridganj .125 hectares of land has been cultivated and production target has been set at 2,625 MT.
The worst affected was the low lying area of the northern ,matlab upazila. There are cultivations of over 800 hectares of land. There are 300 hectares of potato seeds are under water.
In addition, the albuiz area of 300 hectares of land is under water at Chandpur District Headquarters. This year, the target of cultivating potatoes has been set in 3,450 hectares of land in Kachua upazila, but so far potato cultivation has been done on 3,000 thousand hectares of land.
The potato seeds and fertilizers planted in the unseasonal rainwater were all destroyed. Only the seeds have been wasted over Tk 6 lakh. In addition, Eri Boro rice has been severely damaged by vegetables, such as coriander, coriander, coriander, radish, red chilli, chilli, garlic, pumpkin.
Disadvantaged farmers have been trying to divert water from the potato fields. Farmers’ potato fields were drowned in water in 2 days of drawn rain. For the next two years, the cultivation of potatoes was ruined by rain. This year, it was supposed to ‘ripen’ the potato crop by producing higher yields. But it was prematurely rained.
Ali Akkas, a farmer in the Mahamaya village of Chandpur Sadar, said that I cultivated potatoes on 2 kani (2,400 acres) land. Of these, 800 of lowlands. There is no sleep since it rains. I am living in the land. If God protects. The farmer also said that last year, the potato had a good yield but the potato ruined it while it was in the field. After that there is profit.
When we went to the field of Kazirgaon in Hajiganj, it was seen that Kharakh Mustafa Kamal was draining the potato field. He said that I cultivated 3 kani potatoes. All the potatoes are trying to extract water by draining under water in the field.
The farmer complained that it had been 1 months for planting potatoes on the land. It’s raining. But no agriculture officials or their representatives came to advise us.
Assistant Agricultural Officer (Block Super Visitor) was not seen in the field for farmers’ assistance in Hajiganj Upazila and Chandpur Sadar Upazila.
Chandpur farm house Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture Extension. Abdur Rashid said that the first season of potato cultivation this year has been delayed by 2 to 3 days since the planting of potato seeds. Somewhere the tree has been planted, it has not yet grown.
Potato seed is still planting somewhere else again. He said that the farmers would get in trouble due to the heavy rainfall. He advised, if possible, to maintain water drainage in the land. Especially those potato seed plants that have grown must have an irrigation system. If it rains fast enough, then good. And if it rains for a few more days, farmers will suffer huge financial losses.
News Room, Jan 05,2020