August 19, 2016

Amyotha Hluttaw discusses improving agricultural livelihoods

U Thame Swe.
U Thame Swe.

THE 13th regular session of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) entered its 27th day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with a question-and-answer session, a discussion on a proposal and parliamentary approval of a report.
During the question-and-answer session, members of Union-level organisations responded to three questions raised by parliamentarians.
Five parliamentarians held discussions on a proposal urging the Union government to coordinate the agricultural market and increase agricultural loans to ensure improvement to farmers’ livelihoods.
Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U OhnThan explained the government’s intervention in the rice market by buying rice to secure the country’s reserves.
The private sector has been allowed to grow, store, transport and trade rice freely, added the deputy minister.
However, he said it is impossible to increase loansto farmers due to budget constraints, he said.
Next, the parliament sought the approval of the report of the Amyotha Hluttaw committee on education, health and women and children affairs committee.


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