On-going harvesting of early variety of Aman paddy at many villages in the district has been badly affected by strong wind in the last two weeks.
“As I decided to harvest the reaped Aman in three to four days, strong wind has flattened the paddy on the fields,” Farmer Taher Ali, 55, of Khochabari village in Sadar upazila, said, adding that the stagnant rainwater also hampered his preparation.
“I may not get expected Aman production as all the paddy plants on my three bighas of land have been flattened due to strong wind in the last two days,” said Meher Ali, 48, another farmer of the village.
Farmer Delwar Rahman, 63, of Bhelaguri village in Hatibandha upazila, said “Many farmers in my locality have no alternatives to overcome the loss this year.”
“I cultivated early variety Aman on five bighas of land and managed to harvest the paddy from only two bighas a week ago but could not harvest the rest due to the bad weather,” said Nabir Hossain, 48, of the village.
Deputy Director (DD) Bidhubhushon Roy of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in Lalmonirhat said harvest of early variety Aman has been almost completed.
“The rest of the paddy which is still in the fields have been damaged by the recent wind,” the DD added.