Sinlung /
12 June 2015

Mizoram Efforts To Bail Out Affected Farmers

Aizawl, Jun 12  : Mizoram agriculture department has made efforts to bail out farmers in Myanmar border Champhai district affected by deficient rainfall last year, said an official statement on Thursday.

The farmers, mainly engaged in Wet Rice Cultivation (WRC) suffered as the yields from the cultivation dwindled due to deficient monsoon during last year.

At least 99 power tillers were provided to the cultivators at a highly subsidised rate while 188 pump sets were also provided to the farmers at a subsidised rate.

The power tillers were provided as most of the buffaloes used for tilling the cultivation areas were killed by the spell of drought last year, the statement added.

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