40,925 farmers to get incentive for Aus farming in Rajshahi

40,925 farmers to get incentive for Aus farming in Rajshahi

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A total of 40,925 farmers will get cash incentives of Taka 5.84 crore to buy seeds and fertilizers for the cultivation of Aus paddy in the current Kharif-1 season in eight districts under Rajshahi division.Of the total, 35,900 farmers will get incentives for cultivation of high yielding aus on 35,900 bigha of land 5,025 farmers for Nerica paddy on 5,025 bigha of land.Each of the interested farmers will get Taka 1,350 for aus paddy cultivation while Taka 1,970 for Nerica paddy farming.Besides, each of the farmers, who wish to cultivate aus paddy, get five kilograms seed, 20 kilograms urea, 10 kilograms DAP, 10 kilograms MOP and cash of Taka 400 for irrigation purpose.On the other hand, farmers who intend to cultivate nerica paddy, get 10 kilograms seed, 20 kilograms urea, 10 kilograms DAP, 10 kilograms MOP and Taka 400 for irrigation and Taka 400 for weeding.
Sazder Rahman, Additional Director-in-Charge of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), said that the distribution of incentives will start very soon. He hoped that distribution will be fair.He said the agricultural incentives will help boosting aus paddy production thereby the country’s total production will be enhanced. He expected that around 70,000 metric tons of additional rice will be produced.Agriculturist Sazdar Rahman said the aush farming is very much cost effective as it requires less production cost and faceless natural calamity. -BSS, Rajshahi

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