Farmers getting incentives in Rajshahi division

Farmers getting incentives in Rajshahi division

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Around 1.47 lakh small and marginal farmers are getting special agriculture incentives in terms of seed and fertilisers worth around Taka 17.70 crore in eight districts under Rajshahi division.According to the officials concerned, Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has been distributing the support to assist the small and marginal farmers in cultivating eight varieties of crops during the 2018-2019 Rabi and Kharip-1 seasons.
SM Mustafizur Rahman, Additional Director of DAE, said distribution of the incentives for boro, wheat, maize, mustard, groundnut and BT brinjal crops continues while the farmers will 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, reports BSS from Rangpur.

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