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Govt to provide 14C incentives to boost Sri Lankan onion production

  • 36,000 small and marginal farmers to get seeds and fertilizers free
  • BADC will distribute the seeds and fertilizers
Update : 21 Mar 2024, 10:10 PM

The Ministry of Agriculture will provide Tk 14 crore incentive to increase Sri Lankan onion cultivation.

Under this incentive, 36,000 small and marginal farmers of 24 districts across the country will get seeds and fertilizers free of cost, reads a press release of the ministry.

A farmer will get 1 kg of seeds, 20 kgs of DAP fertilizer and 20 kgs of MOP fertilizer for cultivation on one bigha of land.

This incentive is being provided by the Ministry of Agriculture’s regular budget for agricultural rehabilitation assistance and the seed and seedling sector.

Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) will distribute the seeds and fertilizers.

The distribution of these incentives will start soon at the field level, it added.

 

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