12,747 farmers whose farms were variably damaged by TC Cody will be receiving $250 for land preparation, cultivation and procuring planting materials through MPAiSA and My Cash.
This was announced by the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum today.
Sayed-Khaiyum says this is a total payout of more than $3 million.
He says this is the first of the four assistance programs to farmers.
Sayed-Khaiyum says the process of screening deserving applicants was exhaustive.
He says this assistance is going only to farmers whose crops or livestock sustained serious damage from TC Cody.
Sayed-Khaiyum says due to this being an online process they can clean and process data to determine a final list for field verification.
The Acting Prime Minister adds that the officers from the Ministry of Agriculture then conducted missions led by each divisional manager to verify the evidence of the level of damage to the farm, the status of the application, the individual and household location and confirmation of the required mode of payment.
He says successful applicants are all full time farmers and their farms must fall in the cyclone part of Cody with at least 30% of their crops or 10% of the livestock must have sustained damage.
Sayed-Khaiyum adds that if your name is not included in the list of successful applicants, it is because their thorough process of selection is most likely found that you did not meet the criteria to qualify.
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