The government on Sunday announced a Tk 587.7 million incentive for the flood-affected farmers of 64 districts so that they could recoup the losses caused by the recent devastating floods.
Agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury came up with the disclosure at a press conference at secretariat in the morning.
As many as 541,201 flood-hit farmers will get the incentive to buy seeds and fertiliser to cultivate wheat, maize, peanut, mustard, summertime sesame, masur (lentil), mug dal (pulses), BT Brinjal etc, said the minister.
“It’ll be possible to produce huge crops worth Tk 7275.9 million by providing the incentive,” Matia added.
Some 87,250 wheat cultivators, 140,150 maize cultivators, 209,900 custard cultivators, 7,200 peanut cultivators, 22,500 summertime sesame cultivators, 39,900 mug dal cultivators and 9,000 Masur (lentil) cultivators, 20,300 maskalai cultivators and 2001 BT brinjal cultivators will get the incentive.