Farming subsidy for 10 districts
Author / Source : UNB
Dhaka, Dec 25: Some 30,000 farmers of 10 more districts willget 25 percent subsidy in purchasing farm machinery this year.
Official sources said the subsidy will be provided among farmers inthe 10 districts, including Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Barisal, Magura and Bandarban for buying 2,400 power tillers, 200 tractors and 256 power threshers. The government introduced the subsidy in January 2010 in 15 districts. It has already decided to provide it in 10 more districts this year.
Sheikh Md Nazim Uddin, project director of Enhancement of Crop Production through Farm Mechanisation at DAE, said the government hasalready subsidised the purchase of 19,800 power tillers, 8 combined harvesters, 860 tractors, 200 sprayers and 1088 power threshers worth Tk 680 million in 15 since January 2010.