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Ninh Thuan (VNA) – Authorities in central Ninh Thuan province are distributing 210 tonnes of rice and maize seeds to local farmers who were affected by severe drought this year.

Phan Quang Thuu, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said the seeds are sourced from the national reserves, and are expected to help the farmer recover in 2015-2016 Winter-Spring crops.

Mountainous Bac Ai district received the largest amount with 115.4 tonnes of rice seeds and 2 tonnes of maize seeds, followed by Thuan Nam, Ninh Phuoc and Ninh Son districts.

The province plans to finish the distribution by December 16 and vowed to ensure the seeds will reach those in need.

In 2014, the Government provided local farmers in Ninh Thuan with 200 tonnes of rice seeds and 30 tonnes of maize seeds.-VNA