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Relief for rice farmers

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, February 21, 2014

A NEW generator has been installed at the Rewa Rice mill at Dreketi in Macuata.

Mill manager Ashrit Pratap yesterday said the generator from the UK arrived at the mill on Wednesday.

"The generator has been installed and farmers can bring in their paddies for milling today," he said.

"The generator has replaced the existing one which was old and obsolete."

There are about 700 registered farmers on Vanua Levu who will benefit from the generator.

"We have also undertaken some maintenance work at the mill in our efforts to deliver efficient and excellent services to the farmers," Mr Pratap said.

It was earlier reported the farmers were concerned about their paddies not being milled for some time.

Meanwhile, the Rewa Rice Limited board, through the Agriculture Ministry, is seeking new technologies on the internet for the purchase of a new rice mill in Dreketi.

It was earlier reported that if things go according to plan, the mill should be up and running in two or three months.

A budget with a provision of about $1.8million has been set aside for the purchase of the mill.

Mr Pratap said the proposed mill would assist the existing one in terms of paddies being efficiently milled.








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