December 13, 2017

Plan to cultivate 24,123 acres of summer paddy and 459,219 acres of winter crops in Rakhine

Agricultural officials visit a winer crop field in Sittway as they assist farmers in growing peas.  Photo: Win Min Soe

A total of 24,123 acres of summer paddy and 459,219 acres of winter crops were planned to be cultivated in Rakhine State for fiscal year 2017-2018.
Rakhine State has a total of 9,088,053 acres of farm lands and there are 1,287,236 acres of cultivated lands.
For fiscal year 2017-2018, 204 acres of summer paddy and 26,810 acres of winter paddy were planned to be grown in four townships in Sittway District; 3,426 acres of summer paddy and 143,199 acres of winter paddy were planned to be grown in four townships of Mrauk-U District; 20,246 acres of summer paddy and 107,707 acres of winter crops were planned to be cultivated in two townships of Maungtaw District, 100 acres of summer paddy and 78,782 acres of winter crops were scheduled to be grown in four townships of Kyaukphyu District and 147 acres of summer paddy and 102,721 acres of winter crops in three townships of Thandwe District, said Daw Hla Theingi, assistant Director-General of State Agriculture Department.
Due to the heavy rains monsoon paddies and crops were damaged in the townships of Rakhine State. Growing of monsoon paddies and other crops were also delayed. In some townships, cultivation of the paddy and winter crops is also delayed, she added.

 

Win Min Soe (IPRD)

 

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