A total of 5,900 small and marginal farmers in Sadar upazila of Gopalganjdistrict were given seeds and fertilizers free of cost as agro incentive for the cultivation of Aush paddy and jute in the current Kharif-1 season.
To increase the interest of farmers in Aush paddy and jute cultivation, the amount of incentive support and the number of farmers have been increased significantly in the current financial year 2022-23 in the district, Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said.
Chairman of Gopalganj Sadar Upazila Parishad and Bir Muktijoddha Sheikh Lutfar Rahman Bacchu inaugurated the distribution function and handed over the incentive among the famers of the upazila as the chief guest on Friday morning with agriculture officer of the upazila agriculturalist Mafaroza Akhtar in the chair.
The distribution function was held on the Sadar Upazila Parishad premise this morning.
Under the programme, each of 2,400 farmers was given five kilograms of Aush paddy seed, 10 kgs of Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizer and 10 kgs of Muriate of potash (MOP) fertilizer free of cost for cultivating one bigha
Meanwhile, 3500 farmers were given one kg of jute seed each.