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Free rice for drought affected families in Kurunegala

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa stated that the arrangements to offer free rice to the drought- affected farmer families in the Kurunegala District have been made.

Minister Yapa further stressed that, along with the rice 418 million rupees too would be granted to selected 36,635 families.

Minister stated this during the District Development Committee meeting held recently at Kurunegala District Secretariat.

Householders who suffered crop losses due to drought are to be provided with a monthly allowance of Rs. 10, 000 continuously for the next four months and low income families where widows have become house-holders are given priority in offering these relief allowances, Minister added.

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