Farmers seek CZK 2.25 bn in compensation for drought

Farmers have applied for a total of 2.25 billion crowns in compensation for last year’s severe drought, the State Agricultural Intervention Fund (SZIF) said in a press release. The state has thus far earmarked 2 billion crowns for this purpose.

The government announced in February a new water management plan aimed at preventing drought from becoming a recurring long-term problem.

Minister of Environment Richard Brabec (ANO) noted that municipalities needed external drinking water supplies in February, an unheard of situation signalling the days of “water prosperity” are over.

Author: Brian Kenety