Tk 9.61cr allotted as incentive for Jamalpur farmers
Published: 12:10 PM, 28 October 2020
Agriculture department under the government’s post-flood rehabilitation programme has allotted Tk 9,61,83,000 as an incentive for farmers to cultivate eight kinds of crops in the Jamalpur during this season. - Reports BSS
According to office sources Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) in Jamalpur, a total of 1.10 lakh small and marginal farmers will get the incentives for cultivation wheat, mustard, sunflower, groundnut, lentil, Khesari pulse, tomato and green chilly.
Each farmer will get the incentive for cultivation one crop on one Bigha of land, they said, adding that all of the farmers will get seeds but the farmers who will cultivate mustard, lentil, Khesari pulse, tomato and chilly will get fertilizer as well.
Tk 3.45 crore was allotted for the cultivation of wheat on 25000 Bighas of land, Tk 1,45,86,000 for mustard on 33000 Bighas of land, Tk 84.24 lakh for sunflower on 6000 Bighas of land, Tk 1.28 crore for groundnut on 10,000 Bighas of land, Tk 84,52,500 for lentil on 10500 Bighas of land, Tk 1,01,97,000 for Khesari pulse on 11000 Bighas of land, Tk 38,26,700 for tomato on 8500 Bighas of land and Tk 33,97,200 for green chilly on 6000 Bighas of land, sources said.
DAE’s deputy director Md Aminul Islam said the incentive distribution will begin as soon as possible after completing the selection of farmers. - BSS