Dhaka, Bangladesh
Agri-incentives given among farmers of 8 dists in Rajshahi div

Agri-incentives given among farmers of 8 dists in Rajshahi div

News Desk RAJSHAHI, Nov 25: The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has been providing agri-incentives to small and marginal farmers for cultivating eight varieties of crops during 2018-2019 Rabi and Kharip-1 seasons. According to the officials concerned, around 1.47 lakh small and marginal farmers are getting special agriculture incentives in terms of seed and fertilisers worth Tk 17.70 crore in eight districts under the division. SM Mustafizur Rahman, Additional Director of DAE, said distribution of the incentives for boro, wheat, maize, mustard, groundnut and BT brinjal, crops. The farmers will also get the same for summer sesame seed and mungbean later. He, however, said incentive distribution for farming boro paddy, wheat, maize, mustard and BT brinjal is now on the final stage. Agriculturist Rahman said each of the beneficiary farmers are getting one to 20-kg seed of different crops, 10 to 20-kg Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) and five to 10-kg Muriate of Potash (MoP) fertilisers free of costs to cultivate crops on one bigha of land. He told BSS that 32,200 farmers are getting incentives for wheat farming, 49,000 for mustard, 35,600 for maize, 7,500 for boro rice, 1,400 for groundnut and 290 farmers for BT brinjal seed farming. Rahman added that the government is distributing the special agriculture incentives among the small and marginal farmers to assist them in cultivating various crops during the Rabi and Kharip-1 seasons. (Inputs taken from BSS)

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