300 farmers get cash incentive for Aus farming in Gaibandha

300 farmers get cash incentive for Aus farming in Gaibandha

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A total of 300 farmers of the district got cash incentives of Taka 4.05 lakh to buy seeds and fertilizers for the cultivation of Aus paddy during the current Kharif-1 season.Each of the farmers has received Tk 1,350 to farm high yielding Aus variety on a bigha of land successfully, office sources said.Under the programme, a farmer got five kg of high quality seed, 20 kg urea, 10 kg DAP, 10 kg MOP and cash of Taka 400 for irrigation purpose.The objective of the programme is to inspire the farmers to boost production of Aus paddy to enhance the country’s total production in less cost to ensure food security.Deputy Director of department of agriculture extension M. Aminul Islam said the kinds worth taka 1,350 had already been distributed to the farmers of the district fairly.Initiatives had also been taken to strengthen the monitoring and supervision in farmers’ level to make the Aus farming a grand success, he added. -BSS, Gaibandha

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