Irrigation water from Mezali Diversion Weir to be distributed from 1 to 31 March

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Photo shows the view of the mezali Diversion Weir.

Local farmers in Pwintbyu Township, Magway Region, will be able to plant summer crops on time as irrigation water from the Mezali Diversion Weir has been distributed since yesterday morning, according to the Township Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department.
The department is systematically distributing irrigation water from the weir every year to enable local farmers in the township to grow seasonal crops on time and ensure water supply.
Due to high irrigation water in recent years, the supply water was distributed to grow summer paddy, sesame and other summer crops. This year, due to the low irrigation water, it is distributed only for summer sesame and other summer crops, according to U Ye Htut Aung, staff officer from the Township Department of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management.
The irrigation water will be provided from 1 to 31 March, for a month due to the low water level in the weir. In addition, local farmers are notified and urged to use the irrigation water effectively and systematically.
During the 2022-2023 summer planting season in Pwintbyu Township, 60,428 acres of summer sesame will be irrigated by the Mezali Diversion Weir; 500 acres of summer sesame will be irrigated by Aiema Diversion Weir in Minbu (Sagu) Township; a total of 60,928 acres of summer sesame will be planted, according to the Pwintbyu Township Department of Agriculture. — Ye Win Naing (NyaungU)/ GNLM

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