A total of 3,000 small and marginal farmers in Lalmohan upazila of Bhola district were given seeds and fertilizers free of cost as agro incentive for the cultivation of high-yielding (Ufsi) Aush paddy in the current Kharif season.
To increase the interest of farmers in Aush paddy cultivation, Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) distributed the incentives among the farmers.
Member of Parliament of Bhola-3 constituency Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shaon inaugurates the distribution function and handed over the incentives among the farmers as the chief guest on Tuesday morning with Lalmohan Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Anamika Nazrul Sadia Islam in the chair.
Upazila Administration and Upazila Agriculture Office jointly organized the distribution function at the upazila multipurpose auditorium. Upazila Parishad Chairman Principal Gias Uddin Ahmed, Upazila Agriculture Officer Md. Abu Hasnain, among others, also spoke.
Under the programme, each farmer were given five kilograms of high-yielding (Ufsi) Aush paddy seeds, 10-kg of Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilizers and 10-kg of Muriate of potash (MOP) fertilizers free of cost for cultivating one bigha of land.