The government will give Tk188.49 crore in incentives to the farmers of 10 winter crops in this fiscal year.
The winter crops are wheat, onion, mustard, maize, sunflower, groundnuts, soybean, mung, lentil and grass pea, said a release of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Over 19.53 lakh small and marginal farmers across the country will be given free seeds and fertilisers for cultivating any one of these crops.
Under the incentive, a farmer will get 20 kilogrammes of wheat seeds, 2 kgs of maize seeds, 1 kgs of mustard/sunflower seeds, 10 kgs of peanut seeds, 8 kgs of soybean seeds, 1 kg of winter onion seeds, 1 kgs of lentil seeds and 8 kgs of khesari seeds at free of cost for cultivating those in one bigha land.
The ministry said the incentives will be provided from its regular budget on agricultural rehabilitation assistance and seedlings sector.
The distribution of these incentives will start soon at the field level, it added.