Published 10 May,2021 via The Financial Express – The government will provide incentives worth Tk 2.92 billion to 0.2 million more farmers of fisheries and livestock sector to help them offset their financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“We (the government) will provide Tk 2.92 billion more as an incentive to the fisheries and livestock farmers to overcome their corona induced financial losses. The process for giving incentives to them is now on,” Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim told the media at his secretariat office on Sunday.

He said that his ministry had earlier disbursed Tk 5.54 billion from its two projects to 0.4 million farmers of the fisheries and livestock sector to help them withstand the losses caused by the pandemic.

In addition, 0.2 million farmers will get over Tk 2.92 billion to overcome the Covid-induced financial losses, he said.

He said that the selling of fishes, meat,eggs and milk by the ministry’s vehicles during the ongoing holy month of Ramadan had received a good response from the people.

From April 05 to May 08, the government had sold fishes, meat, milk and eggs worth over Tk 2.23 billion, the minister further said.

A total of 18,000 mobile vehicles were engaged for selling those protein foods to the people at a subsidised rate.

There are also 30 spots for selling those items in the capital.

A kilogramme of beef was sold at Tk 500, while mutton at Tk 700,chicken (sonali type) at Tk 200, broiler chicken at Tk 120, one-litre packed milk at Tk 60, and an egg at Tk 06, on Sunday in the capital.

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