January 17, 2018

Farmers use agricultural machinery in farmlands for boosting production in Yinmabin District

Farmers use agricultural machinery at paddy fields in Yinmabin Township.
Farmers use agricultural machinery at paddy fields in Yinmabin Township.

Yinmabin, 25 Jan —Yinmabin Township Agricultural Mechanization Department, Sagaing Region, sells agricultural machinery to local farmers through installment system.
“Local farmers in Yinmabin District purchase 70 power-tillers from April to December 2014. They have also bought 73 power-tillers this year. Farmers directly purchased farming equipment from the shops of the department in Pale, Monywa and Mandalay. At present, 842 power-tillers in Yinmabin, 499 in Pale, 464 in Salingyi and 394 in Kani townships are being used in the works,” said an official of department.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation plans to dredge drains of North Yama Dam to local farmlands in Yinmabin and Pale Township, spending the loans from India in 2015-16 fiscal year. Thanks to the ministry, a total of 6,200 acres of farmlands will consume irrigated water from the drains and canals. Tun Ko Ko

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