By Our Correspondent, Bara, Nov. 24: The productivity of Bhadaiya paddy has decreased in Bara due to the unseasonal rains.
According to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre, Bara, Kalaiya, paddy production in the district has decreased by 0.3 tonnes per hectare to 4.3 tonnes per hectare due to the unseasonal rains this year.
Jitendra Yadav, chief of the Knowledge Centre, said that about 51,191 tonnes of paddy have been produced in an area of 11,901 hectares of land in the current fiscal year 2021/22.
He also informed that 3,571 tonnes of paddy has been lost due to unseasonal rains.
As per the rate fixed by the concerned body, Bhadaiya paddy is worth Rs. 13.50 billion has been produced. Per quintal price of coarse paddy is fixed Rs. 2,700.
Due to unseasonal rains, about 3,571 tonnes of paddy worth Rs. 96.43 million has been lost.
Last year, farmers had cultivated different varieties of paddy in an area of 11,931 hectares where about 54,800 tonnes of paddy was produced at a rate of 4.6 tonnes per hectare.
Farmers busy harvesting paddy
Meanwhile, farmers in Bara are busy harvesting their paddy crops saved from the unseasonal rains.
Jitendra Yadav, Chief of Agriculture Knowledge Centre, Bara Kalaiya, said that the farmers of Bara have been cultivating different varieties of Aghani paddy in an area of 34,165 hectares this year.
The paddy was damaged due to unseasonal rains from October 18 to 20 this year.
In order to prevent further damage to the paddy crop due to unseasonal rains, the farmers have been busy harvesting paddy since early morning.
Farmers are using various technologies available in the market.
Farmers have said it is estimated that paddy will be harvested in most parts of the district by the end of November as the harvesting of paddy started from October end.
Last year, farmers cultivated Aghani paddy in an area of 34,165 hectares and produced a total of 145,212 tonnes of paddy at 4.25 tonnes per hectare.
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