KEMENTERIAN PERTANIAN HARAP PERUNTUKAN SEKTOR PERTANIAN DITAMBAH DALAM BELANJAWAN 2013

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JITRA, 14 Sept (Bernama) -- Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani

berharap Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak akan memberi peruntukan

tambahan untuk sektor pertanian semasa pembentangan Belanjawan 2013 pada 28 Sept

ini.

Menterinya Datuk Seri Noh Omar berkata pertambahan peruntukan itu adalah

penting bagi meningkatkan sektor pertanian negara terutamanya dalam sistem

pengairan padi.

"Saya lihat sistem pengairan ini amat penting. Selain daripada usaha petani

dan benih padi yang baik, sistem pengairan juga kena baik jika mahu menghasilkan

padi berkualiti.

"Sebab itu kita harap dalam bajet akan datang, Datuk Seri Najib akan

mengumumkan penambahan untuk sektor pertanian sebagaimana yang dinyatakan

Menteri Kewangan Kedua Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah bahawa semua kementerian

akan mendapat tambahan (peruntukan)," katanya kepada pemberita selepas

merasmikan persidangan perwakilan Umno Bahagian Jerlun hari ini.

Mengenai masalah tanah jerlus di kawasan sawah Lembaga Kemajuan Pertanian

Muda (Mada), Noh berkata pihaknya akan melihat cara yang sesuai untuk mengatasi

isu tersebut.

-- LAGI

NOH-PADI 2 JITRA

"Sebenarnya untuk Mada sahaja, kita dah luluskan sebanyak RM2.2 bilion untuk

tempoh 10 tahun bagi membangunkan kawasan pertanian Mada secara berperingkat

manakala di kawasan luar Mada, ia adalah di bawah Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran.

"Tetapi kita akan lihat juga permohonan yang dibuat Mada (memohon peruntukan

sebanyak RM22 juta) bagi mengatasi masalah tanah jerlus," katanya.

Berhubung harga padi, Noh berkata kerajaan tidak meletakkan harga maksimum

sebaliknya menetapkan kadar minimum untuk penjualan padi.

"Ada petani tidak berpuas hati dengan harga padi. Mereka kata kenapa harga

padi di Kedah lebih rendah berbanding harga padi di Selangor.

"Kita telah buat kajian dan mendapati untuk 1 kilogram (kg) padi di

Selangor, kita akan memperoleh kira-kira 36,000 biji padi manakala di Kedah,

untuk berat yang sama, kita akan dapat kira-kira 40,000 biji padi.

-- LAGI

NOH-PADI 3 (AKHIR) JITRA

"Ini jelas menunjukkan padi di Selangor lebih berat dan berkualiti dari

Kedah. Kalau kualiti padi tak elok, pengilang akan membeli dengan harga rendah.

Sebab itulah harga padi di setiap negeri tidak sama," katanya.

Beliau berkata jumlah padi yang boleh diproses menjadi beras pun tidak sama

bagi setiap negeri.

"Ada negeri 65 peratus daripada padi mereka boleh diproses menjadi beras,

tetapi ada negeri hanya 50 peratus yang diproses menjadi beras. Ia bergantung

kepada kualiti padi tersebut," katanya.

Dalam pada itu, beliau berkata peruntukan yang akan diberikan kepada sektor

pertanian itu kelak, akan digunakan sebaik mungkin bagi menambah baik kawasan

padi yang mengalami masalah.

-- BERNAMA

ASMA ERE

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