June 17, 2024, 4:37 pm

Staff Correspondent

2023-08-30 14:07:28 BdST

Govt providing Tk16 crore to boost onion production

The government will provide an incentive of Taka 16.20 crore among 18,000 small and marginal farmers across the country to increase the cultivation and production of summer onion in the 2nd phase.

Under this incentive, each farmer will get 1 kilogram of seeds of summer onion Nabee (late) variety, 20 kg of DAP and 20 kg of MOP fertilizer along with 2,000 for land preparation and labor wages from Ministry of Agriculture, said a release.

The government order in this regard has already been issued. These incentives will be distributed at the field level soon, the release added.

Earlier, in the first phase, 18,000 farmers were given an incentive of Taka 16 crore to increase the production of summer onions.

Planting of onion saplings under the first phase of the incentive are underway and the onions will be available in the market in November and December.

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