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Tk 29,149.99cr subsidy to agri sector in last 4 fiscals

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Staff Reporter
The government in the last four fiscal years gave a sum of Tk 29,149.99 crore as subsidy in the agricultural sector, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury told the Parliament on Sunday.
The subsidy was given mainly against fertilizers for the farmers, rebate for power and to the sugarcane farmers, he said, replying to a written question of Morshed Alam (Noakhali-2).
The Minister informed that the subsidy given to the agriculture sector was Tk 11,999.99 crore in 2012-13 fiscal; Tk 6500 crore in 2011-12; Tk 5700 crore in 2010-11; and Tk 4950 crore in 2009-10 fiscal.

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