12 April 2020 – PM announces Tk 5,000cr package for agriculture

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Agriculture
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: Government unveils a new stimulus package of Tk 5,000 crore to provide financial assistance to farmers in rural areas for boosting agricultural production facing the fallout of Covid-19. Sheikh Hasina simultaneously announced allocation of an increased amount of Taka 9,000 crore as a subsidy in fertiliser in the next budget as part of government strategy to minimize impact of the deadly virus on economy enhancing yield.
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