Thanlyin local farmers grow more summer paddy, edible oil crops

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The Department of Agriculture in Thanlyin township targeted to grow 3,096 acres of summer paddy.  Photo: Thet Khaing (Thanlyin)

Farmers from Thanlyin Township grow monsoon paddy, summer paddy and edible oil crops annually. According to the summer paddy growers, this summer, the residents are cultivating more summer paddy because they have accessed the irrigated water in their township.
The Department of Agriculture in Thanlyin township targeted to grow 3,096 acres of summer paddy.
“I have cultivated 35 acres of summer paddy. I have been growing the summer paddy for three years. In the past two years, we have troubles to access irrigated water. Additionally, the summer paddy prices have dropped in the local market. I have also cultivated 37 acres of a green gram as the winter crop. We have many agricultural inputs. This year, we hope to have access to sufficient amount of irrigated water and also expect that the price of summer paddy and green gram will be rising in the market,” said U Zaw Min, a local farmer from No 706, Group-B farmland, Bawt Thabyay Kan village, Thanlyin Town.
The department is also providing the awareness training in time to the local farmers from Thanlyin township regarding the multi-crop cultivation based on the cost-effective technology; how to access high-quality seeds; the farming techniques under GAP system; production of crops in line with the COVID-19 rules and regulations. —Thet Khaing (Thanlyin)/GNLM

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