Large volumes of vegetables and fruits were destroyed owing to the erratic weather in Ye Township, Mon State, said local growers.
The weather was hotter this year, and the monsoon season has been delayed. The areca nut, mangosteen and jackfruit blossoms have withered and fallen down, incurring losses to growers, said U Than Shein, a grower.
Villagers from Kyonlaung old village have to carry water from the creek. The yield is likely to drop, because of the difficulty in irrigating the farms, said U Maung Naing, who comes to the creek to fetch water.
According to the Ye Township’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department, Ye Township has recorded the highest temperature of 40 degrees centigrade in 54 years.
The production will decline owing to the scorching heat. Some lakes and wells have already gone dry.