Taungtha Township plans to put 1,368 acres of land under summer paddy, 566 acres under summer sesame and 145 acres under pre-monsoon green gram in the 2014-15 cultivation season.
Depending on the supply of water to the farmlands, local farmers will grow Palethwe hybrid paddy and Shwemanaw paddy species in the township, according to the head of the Township Department of Agriculture, U Phone Maung.
The department has distributed 2,367 kilos of Palethwe paddy seeds to farmers. Local growers have cultivated 2,115 acres of summer sesame against the target of 566 acres, exceeding it by more than 1,500 acres.
Kyaw Myo Naing (Taungtha)