Meiktila Plain water pumping project provides water to 2,800 acres of monsoon paddy

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Meiktila plain is filled with thriving paddy plantations.

The Meiktila Plain water pumping project in Wundwin Township of Meiktila District in Mandalay Region supplies water to more than 2,800 acres of monsoon paddy.
The Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department (Water Resource) helps grow monsoon paddy and other crops in Wundwin Township to ensure the food sufficiency with Meiktila Plain water pumping project and estimates to cultivate 2,297 acres of monsoon paddy and 403 acres of other crops this year.
The local farmers from Konywa, Nyaungokphee, Nyaungbintha-Hseywa, Khingyi, Myaytaingkan and Yaytwin villages of Wundwin Township grew the monsoon paddy with the irrigated water from No 2 pumping station (Konywa) of Meiktila Plain water pumping project, No 3 pumping station (Khingyi) and Low Lift starting from 15 July.
The region cultivates 2,864 acres of monsoon paddy to date and the harvest exceeds the target this year, said U Myo Min Tun, assistant director of the department.—Thein Myint Kyaw (Meiktila)/GNLM

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