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$6.4m for farmers, fishermen
Fishermen and farmers affected by bad weather conditions have received $6.4 million from the Government. Minister of Food Production Devant Maharaj said on Friday that 112 cheques were distributed to farmers affected by floods and 178 cheques to fishermen affected by bad weather. He said in the last financial year, $3.8 million was distributed to farmers affected by floods and approximately 1.8 million dollars went to fishermen.
Maharaj said the initiative was not political. He said, “I urge you not to be fooled by political detractors who claim that this is an election strategy. The Ministry of Food Production under this administration is noted for being an effective and efficient ministry. We have been consistently delivering flood and disaster relief to farmers and fisherfolk since 2010.”
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