Seven thousand and five hundred marginal and poor farmers have been selected for incentives in the ensuing Boro season in Sylhet Division. The cultivators were badly affected by the repeated floods during the last year’s summer season.
Of the total, 2200 farmers are in Sylhet, 1200 in Moulvibazar, 2500 in Habiganj and the highest 2600 in Sunamganj district, sources in the Divisional Agricultural Extension (DAE) office informed.
Under the incentive programmes, a farmer will be provided with 5.0 kgs of seed and 30 kgs of fertilisers for one bigha of land. The upazila level committees of administration and agriculture officials will monitor the farmers who are under the incentive programme.
A total of 0.15 million hectares of land were affected by hailstorm, hilly water and excessive rains causing floods in the region last year and total loss was estimated to be Tk 6619.29 million, DAE official report said.