Hail Damage In Armenia’s Armavir Region Hit About AMD 25 Mln: Deputy


YEREVAN, June 13./ARKA/. The hail damage in Armavir region of Armenia
hit 25 billion drams, Armenian deputy Aleksan Petrosyan told reporters
on Thursday.

“The most affected farmers were those who were cultivating orchards
and grapes,” he informed.

Several state structures of Armenia, according to him, have already
allocated about 74 million drams to the Fund which was set to support
the hail-affected farmers.

The donations can be made till August 1, and later on, the farmers
will be invited to discuss how these funds should be distributed.

“We realize we won’t manage to collect the amount to completely
reimburse the farmers, however, these funds will somehow support the
those who found themselves in a crisis,” the deputy said.

The farmers who were cultivating orchards and grapes are first
candidates fore receiving assistance, Petrosyan clarified.

The deputy also informed the farmers who were cultivating vegetable
and melon crops still have a chance of a double sowing.

Petrosyan appealed to all citizens of Armenia and Armenian Diaspora
to support the farmers.

Interested individuals can support the farmers donating money to the
following bank accounts at Converse Banks : 1930047127690100 (AMD)
and 1930047127690101 (USD).

Hail damaged crops on about 17,000 hectares in Armenia on May 12. The
government program adopted on May 23 envisages a number of measures to
repair the harm, including individual approach to farm loan servicing,
land tax and irrigation fee benefits, new anti-hail installations. ($1
– 410.83 drams). -0- 15:39 13.06.2013


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