In Bangladesh’ Rajshahi agriculture region, growers have already exceeded the fixed potato farming target by 2.63%. The latest official data said the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) had set a target of producing around 3.7 million tons of potatoes on 160,000 hectares of land in all eight districts under the division during the current Rabi season.
According to DAE Additional Director Sirajul Islam, the target had been set to produce 1.3 million tons of potatoes on 57,677 hectares of land in four districts under Rajshahi Agricultural Zone, and 2.3 million tons on 102,000 hectares in four other districts of Bogra zone.
But, fortunately, the farmers have brought around 164,000 hectares of land, 60,721 hectares in Rajshahi zone and 103,000 lakh hectares in Bogra zone, taking advantage of the suitable climatic condition and other requisite facilities provided by the government, he added.
Meanwhile, the newly harvested potatoes have been appearing in the local markets abundantly for the last couple of weeks, making both farmers and consumers happy.
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