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Updated on September 17, 2018 From Daily Eleven

Agri department to provide cash assistance to flood-hit farmers in Magway

Magway Region Agricultural Department will provide farmers with over Ks23 million for flood-damaged farms in Pakokku, Pauk, Seikphyu and Yesagyo Townships in 2017-2018 fiscal year.
        Floods destroyed two acres of summer paddy, nine acres of corn plantation and 463 acres of onion in Pakokku Township. The department will provide the cash assistance of Ks5,220,000 to farmers.
        In Pauk Township, floods destroyed 40 acres of winter groundnut, 19 acres of potato and 297 acres of onion. The cash assistance of Ks3,360,000 will go to farmers.
        In Yesagyo Township, floods destroyed 11 acres of summer paddy and 1124 acres of monsoon paddy. The cash assistance of Ks13,990,000 will go to farmers.
        In Seikphyu Township, floods destroyed 102 acres of onion. The cash assistance of Ks1,020,000 will go to farmers. These cash assistance is allotted from the emergency fund.
        Regional MP Tin Thaung from Yesagyo Township said: “In 2017, floods hit many villages on the river bank in Yesagyo Township. This assistance can cover their agricultural costs. We will hold discussions with departmental officials on the weekdays and will provide cash assistance to flood-hit farmers.”
        In 2017, summer and monsoon paddy farms were destroyed by rising river water. In January, 2018, onion and potato plantations were swept away by heavy rains.
        A farmer from Pauk Township said: “Farmers are very happy as they will get cash assistance. Rain-triggered floods destroyed onion plantations. This year, onion doesn’t get a good price. Farmers can cover agricultural costs if they get cash assistance.”
        Farmers near Pakokku Township are difficult to survive due to high agricultural costs, low crop harvest caused by climate change and low crop prices.

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