Almost 6000 farmers granted welfare payments in 2014-15 have been hit by rising prices due to drought in 2015-16, according to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR). The figure for 2015-16 was 3,724. DWR says those affected most are the ones with small plots of land.
A survey by BDO agronomics showed the total number of farmers receiving welfare benefit payments was almost 6,000, up from only 500 in 2010-11. The increase in beneficiaries is due in part to rising prices of commodities, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.
The increase of 1% is enough to reduce farmers’ incomes for a year. The DWR says the total welfare beneficiaries for 2015-16 was 6,913 out of 14,832, the highest figure since the last period.
The DWR says almost half the farmers on the state welfare scheme are not receiving food assistance. The figure excludes the 1,800 farmers who are receiving assi모나코 카지노stance but have not received food aid 여주출장마사지 여주안마in the past three months and is still below the 2,400 fa에볼루션 카지노rmers required to provide that service.
The drought will further hit the agri-gripped crop, because the crop is not a suitable source of protein, according to some economists.
Farmers say the government has made no attempt to improve crop yields despite efforts to improve farm safety.
The drought has left farmers in many states in a precarious financial situation, and at the same time, they say they cannot sell their crops due to poor crop prices.
Last Updated on September 16, 2015 by dana1981