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Mezali diversion weir starts irrigation to summer crops in Pwintbyu Tsp

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The department annually delivers irrigation water efficiently to farms in the township through the Mezali diversion weir, ensuring an adequate water supply.

Mezali diversion weir helps meet the summer crop target in Pwintbyu Township, Magway Region, with the irrigation water network, according to the Pwintbyu Township Department of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management.
The department annually delivers irrigation water efficiently to farms in the township through the Mezali diversion weir, ensuring an adequate water supply. The weir starts distributing irrigation to grow the summer crops in the township from 1 March.
“Mezali diversion weir earlier covered the summer paddy, sesame and other crops. This year, irrigation storage is short of supply, so the weir cannot provide sufficient irrigation to the summer paddy. It will irrigate only summer sesame and other crops. Our township relies on an irrigation network for cultivation in summer. Primarily, the region cultivates paddy, sesame, chickpea, sunflower, peanut, butter bean and baby corn. Thanks to the efficient irrigation system, the township sees a successful yield,” said a resident from Pwintbyu Township.
It is projected to fulfil irrigation needs in 60,428 acres of summer sesame through the Mezali diversion weir and 500 acres through the Aingma weir, totalling 60,928 acres of summer sesame seeds, according to the data of the Pwintbyu Agriculture Department. Both mechanized farming and traditional farming with draught cattle are witnessed in the township. — Hlaing Win Lay (Pwintbyumyay)/GNLM

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