December 14, 2017

Soil preparations to provide jobs for Tatkon residents

Local farmers work at soil preparation for cultivation of crops in Tatkon Township. Photo: Tin Soe Lwin (Tatkon IPRD)
Local farmers work at soil preparation for cultivation of crops in Tatkon Township. Photo: Tin Soe Lwin (Tatkon IPRD)

FARMERS in the villages of Tatkon Township, Nay Pyi Taw, are offering soil preparation jobs to rural locals in the potato fields along Sinthe Creek.
“There was not much rain this year, so we have to rely on underground water. We are preparing the soil and mixing it with cow dung to grow potatoes,” said farmer U Tun Oo of east Kinmoontan village.
He said ploughing the land with a pair of cows cost K4,000 for one morning. Renting a tractor would cost from K17,000-K20,000 per hour. A male field worker fetches K3,000 per day, and a female field worker gets K2,000 per day, according to the farmer.
The plantation season is providing many jobs to the rural community, he added.—Tin Soe Lwin (Tatkon IPRD)

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