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Guidelines for Sale of Briquette Machies and Sales Promotion by Briquette Owners
The ratio of briquette machine to area of HYV/Hybrid rice is estimated at 1:1,000 ha of UDP. This represents the demand area required for a profitable business.
The applicants may be farmers/women farmers/Business men or women/BCIC fertilizer dealers/ BCIC fertilizer Retailers.
A minimum of 25% women entrepreneurs should be given preference
The applicants must have own/hired premises in a hat/bazaar/market place for installation of a briquette machine, production and storage of guti urea.
For electric motor operated briquette machines, the applicants must have electricity supply of 3 phase, 440v, and capacity of 7.5 kw.
For non- BCIC dealers, the applicants must have agreement with a BCIC dealer on a non judicial stamp (Tk.150.00) for regular supply of prilled urea for production of guti urea.
For new potential applicants, preference should be given to hat/bazaar /market place/growth centers where there is no briquette machine owner at present.
Potential briquette machine owners should be selected for areas where HYV rice cultivation is high and potential demand of guti urea is high.
The machine owners must ensure regular care and maintenance of Briquette machine.
The applicants must be willing to:
- Attend farmer's training/meetings arranged by AAPI or DAE in their area.
- Keep a stock of guti urea at all times in their shops for sale and keep their shop open for sales during regular business hours.
- Make local publicity (leaflet, poster, CD and cable operator) with own resource.
- Setup guti urea demo plots with technical support of AAPI project.
FMO's should visit briquette machine owner's shops regularly for inspection of machine and stock.
FMO's should take all out effort to sell more briquette machines exceeding the sale targets fixed for each season.