August 20, 2016

Farmers across Pale Township receive agricultural water for summer paddy

Myaukyama Dam. Photo:  Min Khant Soe (Zeyamye)
Myaukyama Dam. Photo: Min Khant Soe (Zeyamye)

WITH the aim of establishing summer paddy plantations and other crops, Myaukyama Dam in Pale Township in Sagaing Region, has distributed agricultural water to farmland.
Farmers across Pale and Yinmabin townships in Sagaing Region have received agricultural water. The process began in mid-February.
“We, the Pale Township Irrigation Department, normally supply water to nearly 6,000 acres of farmlands via the Myaukyama Dam,” The irrigated area may be increased by as many as 4,120 acres if farmers change their irrigation system.
The 100,000 acre-foot Myaukyama Dam is able to distribute an adequate supply of agricultural water to around 10,000 acres of farmland.
Thanks to the dam, farmers in Pale Township are able to regularly operate their agricultural businesses year round, even though they are farming in a dry area.
Last year, farmers established 2,790 acres of plantation space including 400 acres of paddy field.—Min Khant Soe (Zeyamye)


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