The August 2019 Fifth Thunderstorm Relief Fund presentation ceremony was officiated by YAB Dato’ Seri Hj Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, Kedah Menteri Besar and YB Chairman Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub, Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry at MADA A-II PPK Ground , Kodiang.
A typhoon called Lekima Typhoon took place in the Young Zone on August 9 and 10, 2019. The typhoon caused damage and damage to paddy crops.
The area affected by the Typhoon Typhoon in the Young Area is 1,868,496 hectares involving Regions I, II, III and IV. The dams were destroyed and could not be harvested.
The most affected by the typhoon was Region II, Jitra involving 1,001 people covering 891,391 hectares.
To ease the burden of the farmers involved, the government has evaluated and decided to provide assistance to 2,152 farmers involving a total of RM3,363,291.90.
Each farmer who is affected by the rice crop will be given assistance based on the area of damage at RM1,800 per hectare.