Some RM856,500 was allocated by the state government for the COVID-19 Special Farming Project, which is to aid 318 farmers in the state.
According to Perak Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu, the project is an initiative by the government to defend the fate of farmers whose sources of income are heavily affected by the pandemic and the various stages of Movement Control Order (MCO).
“Farmers are considered agricultural frontliners of national food security. Today, we’re contributing fertilisers and pesticides to representatives of Kinta District farmers.
“Hopefully, they’ll lessen farmers’ burden and motivate them to continue cultivating food sources,” Faizal told reporters after launching the project at the state secretariat building today (November 19). He also presented a mock cheque.
Also present were State Executive Councillor for Agriculture, Fishery, Plantation and Food Security, Dato’ Abdul Yunus Jamahri, and representatives of Kinta District farmers, Norzamri Abdullah, Ting Ai Yuet and K. Muniandy.