GAIBANDHA: As many as 1,060 small farmers of Saghata upazila in the district got seed of high yield variety (HYV) Aush paddy and fertilisers from the upazila agriculture office under the Agri Incentive Programme of the government.
In this regard, a function was held on the premises of upazila parishad on Wednesday at the arrangement of upazila agriculture office with UNO Sarder Mostafa Shaheen in the chair. Upazila chairman Zahangir Kabir formally inaugurated the distribution programme as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, upazila chairman Zahangir Kabir urged the farmers to farm the HYV Aush paddy using the quality seed during the current Aush season to attain the cherished goals of the paddy farming.
Agriculture officers and upazila level officials including public representatives were present on the occasion.
Upazila agriculture officer Krishibid Sadequzzaman said as per the directive of the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina the department of agricultural extension (DAE) took initiative to enhance the farming of Aush paddy in farmers’ level across the country.