Root cause of paddy production production being identified


SHAH ALAM, JUL 24: The State Government is trying to identify the real reason for the declining paddy production in Sekinchan, which was claimed to be due to the CL2 paddy seeds.

Infrastructure, Public Amenities, Agricultural Modernisation and Agro-Based Industries Exco, Zaidy Abdul Talib took note of the issue and advised farmers to follow the instructions given by Agricultural Department.

“The State Government is still reviewing the real cause of the problem and for now, we advise farmers to follow the instructions given by the Agricultural Department,” he said, replying to Sekinchan Assemblyman, Ng Suee Lim during the Selangor State Assembly session.


Ng asked about the assistance from State Government relating to the decline in paddy production which was claimed to be due to the CL2 seeds that causes soil to be infertile.

In another development, Zaidy informed that there are 1,919 or 21 percent of the farmers who are recipients of the Bacteria Leaf Blight (BLB) disease financial aid, have yet to receive their cheques.

He said, that was due to error in spelling of their names, identification card numbers and issues between paddy field land owner and paddy farmers who lease the land.

“There are 9,124 farmers who are entitled to receive financial assistance due to BLB. We are giving this assistance ahead of the Federal Government, with an allocation of over RM9 million,” he said.