China to spend $95 mn in pest controlAugust 21st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) China will spend a whopping 600 million yuan (around $95 million) to protect agricultural fields from pests, Xinhua reported.
The ministry of commerce said Tuesday that it has allocated an additional 200 million yuan (around $32 million) in addition to the earlier issued 400 million yuan.
The fund is designated to protect cornfields in northeastern and northern China from armyworms and southern rice-producing areas from rice plant hoppers and rice blast disease, the ministry said.
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