Cultivation of the rice variety 'Fatema' has started in Alfadanga upazila of Faridpur through a young man named Riazul Islam.
While talking to the UNB correspondent, he said that he hoped to achieve bumper yield after cultivating this special variety of paddy on 75 percent of his land.
While visiting the site, it was observed that the rice has already started to ripen. Harvesting of paddy will also start soon.
Riazul said, ”I first came to know about this variety of rice from a Youtube video. I have collected the seeds of Fatema paddy from Labuyat’s mother after waiting for six months.”
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It is to be noted that ‘Labuyat’s mother’, the woman from whom Riazul collected the seeds of this variety of paddy is none other than Fatema herself.