Senator the Honourable Devant Maharaj, Minister of Food Production said that staff of the Ministry of Food Production have begun visiting the farming community adversely affected by recent heavy rainfall to begin their assessment to schedule relief to affected farmers.
Minister Maharaj reminds farmers that they can also visit the County Offices of the Ministry of Food Production and submit their claims. Early assessments and the timely submission of claims will ensure a speedy disbursement of relief.
Minister Maharaj noted that there is a process farmers must follow to receive relief, not compensation, from the Ministry of Food Production. Once a claim is lodged with the County Office an assessment is completed then a schedule of payment is made.
The Ministry of Food Production remains committed to improving its delivery of services to the national community, and have begun reviewing the Relief Policy to adequately respond to the needs of its clients.