A total of 1000 small and marginal farmers of Gobindaganj upazila got 10 metric tones (MTs) of Boro seed from the government on Tuesday free of cost.
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) upazila office distributed the seed of Boro Dhan- 28 and 29 to the growers to encourage them to bring all arable land under Boro cultivation to boost production of paddy.
A simple function was also held on the premises of Upazila Parishad with UNO Abdul Wahed in the chair on the occasion.
Upazila Parishad Chairman Principal Abul Kalam Azad attended the function and addressed it as the chief guest and president of upazila AL Tozammel Haque Prodhan was the special guest.
Upazila Agriculture Officer M. Khorshed Alam gave the welcome address.
The speakers said the government has taken adequate measures to achieve the country’s food security by 2012 through providing all kinds of support including Boro seed distribution to the farmers.
Later, the guests formally handed over the seed to the farmers of the upazila. Each of them received 10-kg seed from the department.
GAIBANDHA, Dec 8 (BSS)