Shanti Agro IndustriesIndonesia Government is expecting the country’s 2015 paddy rice output at around 75.2 million tons which is slightly below 75.5 million tons, according to the Secretary General at the Agriculture Ministry.

Drought conditions as extended may affect around 111,000 hectares of rice planted area and around 8,900 hectares of cultivated land while around 14 million hectares of land was planted with rice as told by the official.

In view to control these conditions the Indonesia government has allocated around 2.8 trillion Rupiah (around $208 million) to support rice sector. It was narrated that the allocated funds, the government is planning to develop a good water supply for drought-affected areas.