FARIDPUR, Aug 31, 2016 (BSS) – As part of its agriculture rehabilitation programme, Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken up a massive initiative to rehabilitate the flood affected farmers under four upazilas of the district.
According to DAE, the flood affected farmers of Sadar, Charbhadrasan, Sadarpur and Bhanga whose standing crops have been damaged by the recent flood will be given various types of paddy saplings suited for the respective areas of the district free of cost.
According to the sources, about 4,01,300 affected farmers under the upazilas will be given paddy saplings free of cost. Besides, a total of 17,211 farmers will be rehabilitated in other ways, the sources added.
Of the total saplings Amon BR 22 and 23 and some local varieties will be distributed among 22,211 farmers. Besides, 15,000 farmers will be given vegetable seeds free of cost.
The DAE will also provide all kinds of technical support to the farmers.
The sources further said that crops on 3,193 hectares of land were damaged by the recent flood and submersion of farm land.
Besides, more than 5,000 farmers will be rehabilitated through providing agriculture inputs during the coming Kharip-1 and Robi seasons.