Tk 136.99cr incentive announced for flood-hit farmers of 24 dists

03 Oct,2017

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

The government on Tuesday announced a Tk 136.99 crore incentive for the flood-affected farmers of 24 districts, including six haor districts, for their rehabilitation.


Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury came up with the announcement at a press briefing at the secretariat.


Some 7,76,202 flood-hit farmers will get cash, fertilizer and seeds to cultivate Boro and Robi crops, said the Minister.


The six haor districts are—Sylhet, Sunamganj, Habiganj, Moulvibazar, Netrakona, and Kishoreganj while the other districts are—Nagaon, Kurigram, Jamalpur, Dinajpur, Bogra, Tangail, Sirajganj, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Natore, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Thakurgaon, Lalmonirhat, Panchagarh, Joypurhat, Sherpur and Brahmanbaria.


Around six lakh farmers of the haor districts will get TK 117 crore  while 1,76,202 farmers of 18 other districts will get Tk 19.99 crore for cultivating six lakh bighas of land. 


Some 5 kg seeds of Boro paddy, 20kg DAP fertilizer, 10kg MOP fertilizer and cash 1,000 tk will be provided to the farmers for each bigha, said Matia.


Some 19,000 wheat cultivators, 18,000 maize cultivators, 50,802 mustard farmers 2,000 peanuts farmer, 4004 pulse farmers and 82,000 Boro cultivators will get the incentive.


Besides, the government earlier provided 18.75 crore incentive to 5,51,201 farmers of flood-hit 64 districts for cultivating 10 crops.


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