Felda settlers, farmers get big boost

11 Oct 2019 / 17:17 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: Felda settlers and farmers will benefit as Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that they would receive a huge chunk from the Budget2020.

“The government will allocate RM810 million especially for the welfare of Felda settlers.

The allocation is to –improve Felda settlers income, write off some of their debts, improve water supply, construct houses and upgrade existing infrastructures,” he said.

Lim added the government would also allocate RM738 million for Risda and Felcra to boost revenue generation.

“The allocation for agriculture and agro-based industry also have been increased from RM500 million to RM4.9 billion,” he said.

For fishermen, their allowance has been increased from RM200 to RM250 a month.

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