Ramjattan proposes revolving fund for rice farmers
-as opposition urges comprehensive plan for industry
AFC leader Khemraj Ramjattan is proposing that a revolving fund be created for rice farmers in Region Two so as to ensure they are not kept waiting for their money from rice millers in the future.
The proposal came during Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly and stems from the continued cries of Region Two farmers who say millers in the region continue to pay them late for their produce. The late payments were one of the reasons for the protest in the region last Friday, during which rice farmers were allegedly abused by police officers and several tractors were impounded.