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Assessment on sugar farms has started: Chaudhry

May 1, 2018 1:10 am

Assessments on sugar farms which sustained damage during Tropical Cyclones Josie and Keni have begun.

Sugarcane Growers Council acting chief executive, Sunil Chaudhry says a number of teams have been deployed to the Western Division upon request from the growers.

“Looking at the nature of the assistance that would be provided under the scheme is basically cleaning of debris, clearing of drainage and the waterways together with it is the fertilizer supplement for young ratoon crops.”

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Chaudhry says assessment on cane access roads, damage to crossing and culverts will also be conducted.

He says in cases where there is complete damage to crops, farmers will get assistance for the replanting process.

Assessment on farms in the Northern Division will be conducted following the assessment in the West.

The government has announced that farmers will get assistance under the Sugar Cane Care Assistance Scheme if their farms are affected by the recent cyclones and flood.

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