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Manageable scale production of toddy palm sap pots increase income in Ngathayauk

222-72FAMILIES of local residents from No 3 Taunggon Ward in Ngathayauk Sub-Township, NyaungU District, produce earthen pots for the gathering of toddy palm sap on a manageable scale.
They reportedly make water pots, cooking pots, vases and toys for children.
They sell K50 per toddy palm sap pot, K350 per water pot, K150 per cooking pot or vase. Prices of toys are lesser than the pots.
“We have some difficulties in production because of the rising price of firewood and cow excrement this year although we can get clay, the raw material for pottery industry, free of charge. So, we will see less benefits this year,” said a pottery businessman.
“A kiln can produce about 2,000 earthen pots at once.
We send earthen pots to the markets in Chauk, Myingyan, NyaungU and Kyaukpadaung townships.
Actually, production of toddy palm sap pots contributes much to increasing family income,” he added.—Ye Win Naing (NyaungU)

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