Cultivation of summer paddy demands supply of irrigated water

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Natmauk Township of Magway Region could not meet the target acres of monsoon paddy in 2014.
Likewise, local farmers were able to grow 150 acres of summer paddy in the irrigated area of Kyaukdaga Dam due to the storage capacity of water at the dam in the summer although the township has set a plan to grow 2,801 acres of summer paddy, according to the Township Agricultural Coordination Committee.
In a meeting between Deputy Township Administrator U Tint Zaw and party and local farmers, Staff Officer of Township Irrigation Department U Moe Hlaing explained the supply of water for cultivation of summer paddy and its per-acre water demand, and Head of Township Agriculture Department U Zaw Lin, plans to distribute a quality paddy strain for summer. They discussed extended cultivation of cow pea, green gram, sunflower and summer sesame in the farmlands.—Hla Win (Township IPRD)

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