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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 05.49 GMT
Farmers under AIB paid compensation Rs. 85 Mn


The Agricultural Insurance Board says all registered farmers under the Board have been paid compensation amounting to a sum of 85 million rupees. Director General of the Board Pandula Weerasinghe says farmers in Kilinochchi, Anuradhapura, Mullativu, Jaffna, Mannar and Polonnaruwa districts have already been paid with compensations for their damages of crops.

About 15 percent of cultivations in these districts have been insured under the Agricultural Insurance Board. The farmers who have five acres to ten acres farming lands are able to obtain 500,000 rupees to one million rupees compensations for the damages.

Meanwhile, applications have already been sent for compensations to crop damage in the Yala season. They are now being evaluated prior to payments.

Due to the drought most of the paddy farming and other agricultural crops were badly damaged in the North Central Province and some parts of the Uva Province. The governmet is also implanting a drought relief programme to assist affected farmers.




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