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Cultivation of summer green gram succeeds selling for K40,000 per basket

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The department grew over 300 acres of green gram, which is selling for K42,000 per basket in the early yielding season this year, an increase of over K3,000 per basket compared to that of the last year.

The farmers from the NyaungU district grew over 300 acres of summer green gram using river water, and the cultivation has succeeded.
In the early harvest season, the successful green gram fetches K42,000 per basket. According to the growers, the price of green gram has risen this year more than that of last year.
Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation grew a total of 593 acres of summer crops this year using river water, including 225 acres of summer paddy, 368 acres of summer green gram and banana.
The department grew over 300 acres of green gram, which is selling for K42,000 per basket in the early yielding season this year, an increase of over K3,000 per basket compared to that of the last year,” said U Kyaw San, a green gram grower.
The summer green gram started sowing in mid-February. After planting for 45 days, the green gram started to sprout and blossom. After two months, it began to yield to be sold at the Pakokku brokerage.  Each acre of a green gram could produce 20 baskets.
The cultivation cost of summer green gram is K3,000 per acre. In contrast, the production of summer paddy costs K9,000 per acre, said U Tun Zaw, the person in charge of the river water supply.
Now, the green gram is sold for K42,000 per basket in the early harvest season. So, it could not reach below K39,000 per basket in an abundantly yielding season. According to the green gram growers, this is a good year for the summer green gram growers who are making a profit. — Ko Htein (KPD)/GNLM

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