Najib announced that Risda had declared dividends of RM193.5 million for 16,080 participants of the new cluster land scheme and 41,675 participants of the commercial replanting scheme.
He said the government had also allocated RM10 million through Risda to implement the young generation smallholders programme in the 2014 Budget.
"We will also implement the Risda smallholders' children scholarship scheme," he added.
He said that for a start 2,000 students whose parents were smallholders would receive RM50 monthly.
"A total of 2,000 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia students will receive RM50 a month during their exam year," he said.
Also present at the function were Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and Risda director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Zuki Mohamad.
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