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MAFI allocates RM9.93 mln for MADA farmers hit by floods

ALOR SETAR, April 21 (Bernama) — The Agriculture and Food Industries  Ministry (MAFI) has allotted RM9.93 million to assist 6,887 farmers within the Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA) area hit by floods  in September and November final yr.

In an announcement immediately MADA stated RM1.3 million allotted for the Padi Crop Disaster Fund (TBTP) as compassionate help was channeled to 956 farmers in Perlis space in early April.

Another RM8.63 million was channeled to five,931 farmers in MADA Kedah by Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee immediately.

“The TBTP presentation for September and November 2021 today, involves an allocation of RM876 per hectare while for padi crops of 71 days and above, the assistance given is RM1,800 per hectare,” learn the assertion. 

The crop catastrophe fund was created by MAFI as particular help to padi growers who’re confronted with unexpected incidents reminiscent of illness outbreak, pure disasters and different unavoidable elements.

— BERNAMA



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