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9,000 Pirojpur farmers to get agri-incentive for Boro farming

News Desk Agriculture 2023-11-28, 7:04am

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To increase the interest of farmers in Boro cultivation, the amount of incentive support has increased significantly in the financial year 2023-24 in the district,,



A total of 9,000 small and marginal farmers in seven upazilas of the district will get seeds and fertilizers free of cost as agriculture incentive under the incentive and rehabilitation programme for the cultivation of high yielding ufshi varieties of Boro paddy in the current season.

To increase the interest of farmers in Boro cultivation, the amount of incentive support has increased significantly in the financial year 2023-24 in the district, Deputy Assistant Director of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of the district Arun Roy said.

He also said that each of 9,000 farmers will get high yielding ufshi varieties of Boro paddy seeds, 10 kg of Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer and 10 kg of Muriate of potash (MOP) fertilizer free of cost for Boro cultivation on one bigha of land.

The incentive will be disbursed among 1,500 farmers in Sadar upazila, 900 farmers in Indurkani upazila, 1,000 farmers in Kaukhali, upazila, 1,250 farmers in Nesarabad upazila, 2,000 farmers in Nazirpur upazila, 950 farmers in Bhandaria upazila and 1,400 farmers in Mathbaria upazila of the district.

The seeds and fertilizers will be distributed very soon under the concerned Upazila Agriculture Office, DAE official added.