Farmers in Noakhali region are worried because of low price of aman in local markets, despite achieving bumper productions of the paddy this year.
Pranab Bhattacharya, deputy director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) in Noakhali, said this year DAE in Noakhali set a target to cultivate aman paddy on about 1.27 lakh 900 hectares of land.
But farmers cultivated the paddy on about 2.65 lakh hectares which was 1.37 lakh hectares more than the fixed target in the season, Pranab added.
Of the actual target, 63,537 hectares in Hatiya upazila, 37,200 hectares in Subarnachar, 22,280 hectares in Companiganj and 17,910 hectares Sadar upazila were brought under the cultivation.
According to the DAE office, the total volume of harvested paddy is 2,87,062 tonnes this season.
Growers said one maund of aman paddy is selling for only Tk 550 to Tk 600 at different local market this year.
According to the farmers, production cost for one maund of paddy is about Tk 900 this year which is much higher compared to the previous season.