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Maize production target in Chandpur is 67,000 MT

Chandpur is one of the major riverine agricultural places of the country. The rivers Meghna, Padma, Dhanagoda and Dakatia flow through the district, and a large number of crops are produces in the river basin.

About 15% of the country’s food grains are produced at Chandpur as it has one of the two irrigation projects. One is Chandpur Irrigation Project and the other is Meghna-Dhanagoda Irrigation Project. Apart from this, there are about 11-12 isolated char in Chandpur which are produced huge Rabi crops.

Chandpur has set a production target of 67,575 MT of maize this season. The target for land cultivation is 6,625 hectares. This time 6,525 hectares have been planted.

In Chandpur, farmers usually cultivate maize on the same land like potatoes, mustard and wheat. They do not have to pay extra labor, pesticides and fertilizers.

Due to favorable weather conditions, transportation facilities, provision of production technology by the agriculture department, improved communication system, easy availability of agricultural implements, advice of agriculturists, fertilizers and pesticides, provision of agricultural loans from banks, farmers of Chandpur are cultivating maize on a large scale.

With the help of loan from farmers, it is possible to cultivate more maize in these char areas: Matlab’s Chariliot, Char Qasim, Borochar, Rajrajeswar of Chandpur Sadar, Jahajmara, Lagmimara, Banshgari, Sree Raer Char, Fatehjangpur, Ishanbala of Haimchar, Chargazipur, Manipur, Madhyachar.

According to sources at the Department of Agricultural Extension, Farm House, Chandpur, the cultivable area in Chandpur Sadar is 595 hectares and the production target has been set at 6,059 MT.

In the Matlab North, cultivation is 1,850 hectares and production target is set at 18,870 MT.

In other words, cultivation in the South Matlab is 2,650 hectares and production target has been set at 27,030 metric tons.

Cultivation at Hajiganj is 240 hectares and production target has been set at 2,448 MT. Cultivation at Shahrasti is 30 hectares and production is 306 MT.

Cultivation at Kachua is 1,100 hectares and production target has been set at 11,220 MT.

Cultivation at Faridganj is 140 hectares and production target has been set at 1,428 MT. Cultivation at Haimchar is 20 hectares and production is 204 MT. An agronomist of Chandpur agriculture department said that the target for cultivation and production is higher this time as compared to last few years.

He further said that maize cultivation is increasing day by day in Chandpur. It plays an important role in meeting our carbohydrates.

Correspondent: Abdul Ghoni, April 16,2022