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Agriculture minister: Flood-hit farmers to be rehabilitated

The government will provide free fertilizers and seeds to the affected farmers

Update : 18 Aug 2019, 05:36 PM

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque has said the government will rehabilitate the flood-affected farmers and provide them with free fertilizers and seeds for the next Robi crop cultivation. 

He made the announcement at the Secretariat while exchanging Eid greetings with the officials. 

The minister said there has been little agricultural damage during the recent flood as there was no crop on croplands. Only seedbeds have suffered damages. 

“Meanwhile, seeds have been sent to the affected areas so that famers can achieve the Aman production target,” Abdur Razzaque said.

He also mentioned the government has kept aside a Tk120 crore for providing agricultural subsidies to farmers. 

Asked about the extent of seedbed damage by flood, he said it cannot be more than Tk200 crore as floods did not hit all the districts. 

He said the government’s aim is to modernize and mechanize the traditional agricultural system. 

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