The move to help rice growers struggling with falling prices comes as farmers become the new battleground between the junta and the opposition.
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement says it has delivered humanitarian relief for over 3,800 villagers displaced by recent hostilities.
“It would be nice if the government could provide some assistance, such as rice and clean water to drink,” said a local farmer.
The main townships affected are reported to be Minbya, Ponnagyun, Mrauk-U, Pauktaw and Kyauktaw.
The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in Burma is facing a funding shortfall of $51 million to meet all the needs till the end of 2016.
The World Bank’s prediction that the Burmese economy would grow at some 8.2 percent this year has been slashed in the latest ‘Myanmar Economic Report’.