As many as 750 small and marginal farmers of Gobindaganjupazila in the district got seed and fertilizer from the government through upazila agriculture office yesterday under Agriculture Incentive Distribution Programme of the government.
A function on seed and fertilizer distribution organized by upazila agriculture office on its premises of the upazila headquarters recently.
Deputy director of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) agriculturist Masudur Rahman attended the function and addressed it as the chief guest and agriculturist Md. Abdullah Al Hasan Chowdhury Liton, coordinator of local lawmaker engineer Monowar Hossain Chowdhury, Darbasto union parishad chairman Md. Shariful Islam George were present at the event as the special guests while UNO Md. Abu Sayeed presided over the ceremony.
The speakers in their speeches said, the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is so much cordial for the welfare of the farmers of the country. That is why the government took the initiative to distribute seed and fertilizer to boost production of AUS paddy by the small and marginal farmers to achieve country’s sustainable food security.
Terming the present government as farmers friendly DD of the DAE agriculturist Masudur Rahman said, the government stood beside the small and marginal farmers of the upazila with seed and fertilizer to inspire the farmers to farm AUS paddy without economic trouble.
Upazila agriculture officer Md. Khaldur Rahman Kajal in his welcome speeches said, necessary measures had been taken to cultivate the AUS paddy under the programme in the upazila in farmers’ level to attain the cherished goals of the programme.
Each of the farmers 5 KGs of AUS paddy seed, 10 KGs of potash fertilizer and 20 KGs of DAP (Di Ammonium Phosphate) fertilizer from the office free of cost under the programme, he added.
After getting the seed and fertilizer from the office, they expressed their gratefulness to the government for standing beside them with agri inputs to help produce AUS paddy.