Dec 21, 2009 – 7400 hectares of land brought under potato cultivation in Panchagarh – Bangladesh Sanbad Sangstha

The Agriculture Extension Department (AED) of Panchagarh has brought 7400 hectares of land under potato cultivation in all five upazilas of the district in the current winter season. The upazilas are Sadar, Debiganj, Boda, Atwari and Tetulia. The AED sources said that the target of potato production is 19,900 tonnes of potato. The upazila wise breakup of potato cultivation and production target was follows: in Debiganj upazila potato cultivation target was 4,000 hectares of land with a production target of 58,822 tonnes of potato. In Boda upazila targeted land was 1450 hectares with a production target of 23,623 tonnes of potato. In sadar production target 1,159 hectares with a production target of 19,122 tonnes of potato. In Tetulia target land was 5,70 hectares with a production target of 9,560 tonnes of potato and in Atwari targeted land was 421 hectares with a production target of 5,700 tonnes of potato. AED sources said that this year bumper production may be achieved as climate of Panchagarh district was favorable for cultivating the lands and there is no crisis of fertilizer.


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