August 22, 2019
90% paddy plantation to be completed soon
The recent heavy rains across south Bengal have been a boon for farmers, resulting in the completion of 90 per cent of the plantation target for paddy.
According to officials of the Agriculture Department, till August 6, only 33.69 per cent of plantation was completed. Now that is improving rapidly.
The target for seed bed preparation for paddy is across 4,29,400 hectares, of which preparation over 4,22,322 hectares has been completed. But till August 6, plantation of paddy could be done only across 14,46,388 hectares, which is only 34 per cent of the target.
Therefore, according to department officials, though 98.36 per cent of the target for seed bed preparation for planting paddy has been completed, only about 50 per cent of the target for planting paddy has been met.
The heavy rains will change the situation rapidly, said officials. This year’s kharif crop will be a good one.