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Government concerned over farmers woes
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the government is aware of the problems being faced by farmers following the increase in the price of fertilisers and pesticides and he has instructed the Ministry of Finance to resolve the issue by providing financial aid.
Ismail Sabri said the farmers’ problems are the government’s problems as well and he will not allow them to carry the burden alone.
He said the price increase of fertilisers and pesticides was because they were mostly imported.
The government will always strive to improve the productivity of padi including by introducing the latest technologies.
Ismail Sabri said the introduction of the IS21 padi seed is the result of Mosti’s high-impact project undertaken by the Malaysian Nuclear Agency (MNA).
IS21 has a high level of resistance to unpredictable weather and crop diseases and provides a high yield and should increase the income of farmers.
He said Budget 2022 allocated RM1.53 billion in subsidies and incentives for padi farmers.
-THE MALAYSIA VOICE