Compensation for farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture has decided to provide compensation to the farmers who lost their crops due to the flash floods that occurred in the Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts.
Agriculture Minister P Harrison has instructed the Ministry Secretary K.D.S.Ruwanchandra to take necessary measures to calculate losses and provide compensations without any delay.
Thousands of acres of paddy fields harvested in those districts were completely covered by water as a result of flood and the Agrarian Insurance board has decided to provide Rs.40,000 per acre as compensation to the farmers who cultivate those paddy fields.
The Ministry has also decided to provide a 50 percent subsidy for seed paddy and the fertilizer subsidy for the farmers those who willing to cultivate their fields again. 

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