Budget: Small Planters Association Wants Rs 100 million

9 years, 11 months ago - August 31, 2012
The association of small farmers honed his budget proposals it intends to submit to the Minister of Finance on Friday 31 August. They want to include the disbursement of Rs 100 million to turn to the use of eco friendly products. "

Rs 100 million. This is the amount that the Small Planters Association wishes to be disbursed by the Ministry of Finance during the next fiscal year that would normally be presented in November. Budget proposals of the members of this association will be submitted to Finance Minister Xavier-Luc Duval, this Friday, August 31.

Among one of the key recommendations of the Small Planters Association was held up the adoption of new fertilizers 'eco friendly'. According Kreepalloo Sunghoon President of the Small Planters Association, smallholders wishing to use insecticides and pesticides that are less harmful to health, except that the government should do this as it help them with subsidies. "The use of these products are proving to be extremely expensive we can not turn to these products without financial support," he says.

Other recommendations they intend to make is to create a 'land bank' which will be managed by the government. This institution will be able to handle the management of lands that are undeveloped. In fact, according to a survey by the Sugar Insurance Fund Board (SIFB) it was concluded that nearly 11,000 acres of land were abandoned.

 

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