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54 million rupees distributed as compensation for farmers of Anuradhapura affected by Senaa caterpillar

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By ITN News Editor March 15, 2019 19:01

54 million rupees distributed as compensation for farmers of Anuradhapura affected by Senaa caterpillar

The handing over of compensation to farmers of the Anuradhapura District who suffered damages to their cultivations due to the Senaa caterpillar menace took place under the patronage of Minister P. Harrison. The expenditure incurred on this operation was 54 million rupees.
The handing over of compensation to farmers took place at the Anuradhapura District Secretariat. A survey carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Statistics revealed that an extent of 136 acres in the Anuradhapura District was damaged due to the Senaa caterpillar plague.
Accordingly 40,000 rupees was paid as compensation on behalf of 132 farmers for each acre that was completely destroyed by the Senaa caterpillar.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 15, 2019 19:01

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