As water levels recede in Ayeyawady Region’s Ingapu Township, monsoon season paddy crops are being re-cultivated, according to township agricultural officials. More than 30,000 acres out of a total of 53,000 used for farming were damaged by heavy rains and high river tides in late July. As of August 30, over a thousand acres of paddy have been replanted. The Ayeyawady Region government distributed short-term paddy species seeds to farmers with a referral payment system. Farmers in the township will be able to replant 10,000 acres of monsoon paddy during the remaining season and there are plans to cultivate beans on the other 20,000 acres. Farmers have said they are keen to also receive fertilizers.