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4 lakh COVID-19 affected livestock farmers will get government incentive through bKash

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Published: 18:25, 17 February 2021  
4 lakh COVID-19 affected livestock farmers will get government incentive through bKash

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Disbursement of incentives worth Tk568 crore for 457,500 COVID-19 affected farmers was inaugurated on Wednesday at an event organised by the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.

Out of this, the incentives of 400,000 beneficiaries will be sent via bKash, reads a press release.

Chief guest Dr Mohammad Abdur Razzaque, minister of Agriculture, inaugurated the event at Osmani Memorial Auditorium. 

MA Mannan, minister of Planning and Dhirendra Debnath Shambhu, MP, chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Fisheries and Livestock, were the special guests of the event. 

Fisheries Minister SM Rezaul Karim presided over the function.

Raunak Mahmud, secretary of Fisheries and Livestock Ministry, delivered the welcome speech. Mercy Miyang Tembon, country director of the World Bank, also spoke on the occasion.

Beneficiaries from several districts joined the event through video conferencing and expressed their satisfaction with the incentives received in their bKash accounts.

This initiative is taken to ensure the nutrition of people and to continue the success of meat production in the country. Under this, COVID-19 affected farmers of dairy and poultry are receiving the incentive.

The government has taken several steps to distribute a majority amount of money through reliable financial services like bKash in order to deliver the incentive directly to the beneficiaries with transparency, speed and security. 

However, bKash has been successfully distributing various government allowances including secondary level stipends, financial aid of the prime minister during the pandemic, social safety net allowances and allowances for the workers of export-oriented industries.

Beneficiary farmers can easily cash out the incentive money from any part of the country at any time through the extensive agent network of bKash across the country, without any additional cost.