Published:  12:04 AM, 13 September 2017

Flood-hit farmers to get rehab facilities in Rajshahi


Around 54,696 flood-affected farmers will get rehabilitation facilities for recouping their losses in the region. Of them, each of 9,000 enlisted farmers will get 20 kilograms of seeds, 20 kilograms of DAP and 10 kilograms of MOP fertilizers for wheat farming on at least one bigha of land while each of 9,600 other farmers will get two kilograms of seeds and 20 and 10 kilograms of DAP and MOP respectively for maize farming on one bigha of land.

Deputy Director at the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) here  Joynal Abedeen told this correspondent on Tuesday that the farmers will be given the support including seeds and fertilizers free of cost so that they can recover their losses caused by recent flood, reports BSS.

He said standing crops on around 94,109 hectares of land were inundated by the flood in Rajshahi, Naogaon, Natore and Chapainawabganj districts. With the supports, the farmers are expected to cultivate crops like wheat, maize, summer mug bean and mustard on 7,322 bighas of land in the four flood-affected districts.

Abedeen said DAE has taken up various steps to recover the losses of crops damaged due to recent flood and river erosion in the region.


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