News | Ministry to speed up issuing of grants to smallholders with Sarawak NCR status, says Zuraida

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 27): The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities is striving to expediate the issuing of grants to oil palm smallholders in Sarawak with the state Native Customary Right (NCR) status under Section 18 of the Sarawak Land Code.

Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin said the ministry held a meeting with the Sarawak government on the issue on Sept 9 and is looking into several approaches, including reviving the task force between the ministry and the Sarawak government to expedite the effort.

“The ministry is also studying a more appropriate approach in providing any government assistance involving NCR land,” she said in response to an oral question from Jugah anak Muyang @ Tambat (independent-Lubok Antu) on the status of land ownership under the NCR land status for the oil palm sector.

Zuraida said there are 40,713 licensed smallholders with a total area of ​​234,927 hectares in Sarawak.

Of them, it is estimated that 80% or 32,570 smallholders are cultivating NCR land with a total area of ​​187,942 hectares. – BERNAMA

credit photo: Wacana

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