State govt distributed seeds for alternate farming

The state government of West Bengal has taken necessary steps to support the farmers in areas of Nadia and Murshidabad district which were hit by wheat blast disease. The state Agriculture department distributed seeds free of cost among the farmers for the cultivation of pulses and mustard in five districts bordering Bangladesh. It is to be mentioned that the wheat blast disease which had hit around 1,000-hectare of agricultural land in Nadia and Murshidabad districts in the year of 2017 stopped the cultivation of wheat for the next two years to check the spread of the disease.

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