100pc self-sufficiency in rice production by 2020

rice productionsAlor Setar: The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry wants the country to achieve a 100 per cent self-sufficiency level (SSL) in padi production by 2020, its Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

Towards this end, he said, the Government would spend RM2.2 billion out of the total RM6 billion allocated to the Ministry this year to help padi farmers to increase their crop yield.

He said various strategies and projects had been planned to achieve the target, including upgrading of the irrigation system in the Mada areas.
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