With crops on 6.11 lakh hectares of land damaged by floods, farmers in 32 districts are in dire need of Aman seedlings to recoup their losses by producing the foodgrain.
In many northern and central districts, farmers couldn't plant Aman seedlings as floodwater washed away most of the seedbeds.
The growth of the country's farm sector has slowed down over the last five years and an expert from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) attributed this largely to the fall in rice production growth.
The sector registered a yearly growth of 2.3 percent in 2012-16, down from 4.7 percent in 2007-11.
People in the country's northeastern haor areas remain at the mercy of nature. Every year, pre-monsoon floods come and submerge vast swathes of land, destroying the only crop in the region -- Boro.
It seems haor people are destined to suffer.
This is a classic case of inertia, a case that clearly shows how things move in government offices.
In 2010, the government planned to dredge and make the country's vast waterways navigable in 10 years.
With a 25-fold growth in farmed fish market over the last three decades, Bangladesh has been experiencing a quiet revolution in aquaculture.
The country grows nearly 20 lakh tonnes of farmed fish a year, and an overwhelming 75 percent of the farmers sell fish to wholesalers.
In a desperate move to replenish the dried up food silos and boost rice supply in domestic market, the government has struck a deal with Cambodia to import 2.5 lakh tonnes of the staple in three months.