Sagaing Region to grow over 1 million acres of marketable beans this FY

Sagaing Region will put over 1 million acre under beans.  Photo: Win Oo (Zeyataing)
Sagaing Region will put over 1 million acre under beans.  Photo: Win Oo (Zeyataing)

A plan to grow more than one million acres of marketable beans and pulses has been implemented in the Sagaing Region in the current six-month transitional financial year, according to the region’s Agriculture Department.
Under the new scheme, 18,989 acres of mung beans, 604,266 acres of pigeon peas and 389,395 acres of green grams will be planted on 1.012 million acres in seven districts in the region within the period between April and September this year.
The plan targets to cultivate 133,588 acres of pigeon peas, 7,242 acres of mung beans and 37,611 acres of green grams in Monywa District; 120,011 acres of pigeon peas, 185 acres of mung beans and 44,415 acres of green grams in Yinmabin District; 155,396 acres of pigeon peas, 240 acres of mung beans and 78,727 acres of green grams in Kantbalu District; 66,293 acres of pigeon peas, 4,573 acres of mung beans and 78,727 acres of green grams in Sagaing District; 120,530 acres of pigeon peas, 6,499 acres of mung beans and 136,908 acres of green grams in Shwebo District; 3,366 acres of pigeon peas and 8,866 acres of
green grams in Kalay District; and 5,082 acres of pigeon peas, 250 acres of mung beans and 686 acres of green grams in Katha District.—Win Oo (Zeyataing)

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