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Austria: drought, 60 mln euro aid to farmers

Subsidies, protection measures and reforestation

08 September, 20:01
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, SEPTEMBER 8 - Austria will provide 60 million euros in aid to farmers afflicted by the drought that hit the country during the last summer months, local media reported. The funds, provided both by the federal and regional governments, will be distributed through direct subsidies, support for farmers to acquire better insurance protection and for reforestations programs. According to recent estimates, damages from drought in Austria currently amount to approximately 210 million euro.(ANSA).

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