Thaphanseik dam secures over 20,000 summer crop acres in Shwebo District

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Thaphanseik dam provides irrigation for over 20,000 acres of summer crops in three townships of Shwebo District, Sagaing Region, said U Aung Kyi Win, deputy head of Sagaing Region Agriculture Department.
“Thaphanseik dam was earlier planned to distribute water for 70,000 acres of summer rice crop. As the dam cannot provide irrigation for the summer rice crop, the farmers will cultivate over 70,000 acres of sesame and green grams instead. For now, the dam is distributing water for 20,000 acres in three townships through the irrigation system. The sesame is primarily selected for cultivation. The number of acres is not confirmed in detail,” said U Aung Kyi Win.
The irrigation water supply started from the first week of March in Tanse, YeU and Dabayin townships in Shwebo District. The summer sesame and green grams’ acreage is likely to reach over 70,000. Thaphanseik dam began to distribute water from 8 February in the region.
Thaphanseik dam covered over 300,000 acres of summer rice crop in the previous years. This year, the dam cannot contribute water to the summer rice crop. Consequently, more monsoon rice crops will be grown. — Lulay/GNLM

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