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Drought affected farmers to be compensated

riceThe farmers whose crops were destroyed due to the drought will be given compensation, said State Minister of Agriculture Vasantha Aluvihare in parliament yesterday (22nd Aug).


Minister Aluvihare said that a maximum of Rs 10,000 per hectare will be given for applicants.

During this Maha season 612, 223.57 hectares of paddy was cultivated of which 50,615.05 hectares was damaged due to the drought and it amounts to a loss of 40, 53395.37 bushels of paddy.

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