August 19, 2016

Seed program aims to revive paddy cultivation

Untitled-1Township authorities have distributed 500 baskets of paddy seeds donated by Htoo Company to local farmers for cultivation on flood-affected farmlands in Myanaung Township. The township administrator and officials also provided 200 baskets of paddy seeds donated by township departments to local farmers for their rehabilitation. Department of Agriculture staff members are making field trips to rural areas in Myanaung Township to instruct local farmers on cultivation of paddy. Heavy rains caused flooding at more than 54,000 acres of monsoon paddy in Myanaung Township in August. Up to 23 August, local farmers have replanted 976 acres of out of more than 33,000 acres of damaged farmlands, according to the Township Farmland Management and Statistics Department.


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