Free Knowledge... From People... To People
Search by Date Myanmar Version Mobile Version
Updated on June 22, 2018 From Daily Eleven

Non-stop heavy rain destroys thousands acres plantations in Magway

MAGWAY- Non-stop heavy rain poured from June 9th to 14th inundated the creeks in Magway Region and over 90,000 acres of crop plantations are flooded, says Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Minister of Magway Region Government Committee.
        “Normally, we harvest sesame and sunflowers being grown on alluvial land by the end of June. Now, river water level was already high by then. So, plantations were submerged and destroyed,” said a farmer from Wahdawkyaun Village, in Magway Township.
        “Magway Region’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation plans to provide the seeds for the farmers aiming to substitute their damaged crops. We have the seeds of green gram, cotton and maize. But, we are now planning how to provide it for the farmers,” said Win Maw Tun, Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Minister of Magway Region Government Committee.
        “According to the phone calls from the villagers, groundnut and sesame plantations were damaged due to the heavy rain. So, I replied that a list would be submitted to the respective departments. I’m discussing with the regional government and respective departments how we can provide help for the farmers depending on their osses,” said MP Kyaw Htay from Magway Region.
        In the beginning of rainy season in Magway Region, floods have killed five people, destroyed roads and bridges as well as inundated over 90,783 acres of crop plantations in 10 Townships.
        Likewise, soil dumps along the road collapsed in fields, destroying about 500 acres of new paddy plantations in Lobarkho village-tract in Demawso Township, Kayah State. Locals had expressed worried about running out of food.
        “Farmlands were inundated due to heavy rain which also broke down the levees. Some paddy field owners asked for cash assistance in compensation. It is true that their fields were completely damaged. But, we can’t afford to pay all because we have no budget. So, we held a meeting with the aim to support them. We must strive for them to be able to make a living,” said the Chairman of Ohnelaung Creek Conservation Committee.
        Majority of Kayan nationals residing in the Lobarkho village-tract, primary trade being farming, said their village was now covered in mud.
        The Kayah State Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Minister pledged that he would compensate farmers if soil dumps collapsed. When it happened on une 14th, authorities carried out field inspection but did not find any solution to get rid of all the soil.
        New paddy plantations were also buried beneath the landslide which caused by heavy rain in Demawso Township, Kayah State.

View Count : 141 | Posted by

~ Latest News ~

Scientists’ discovery of baby snake fossil in amber offers clues on evolution
Paper mache elephants at Voices for Momos event sets new world record
Earthquake hazard map for Bagan region to be drawn up by Micro-Tremor Method
Use of digital forensics raises questions in Reuters case
Peace Commission and KIO have informal meet in Chiang Mai
FMI Air Temporarily Suspends Operations Due to Reorganisation
Families of Martyrs, diplomats and political parties pay tribute to fallen leaders
Yangon Academy U-13 earns silver in youth football tournament
71st Martyrs’ Day ceremony held at NLD headquarters
Secretariat, Bogyoke Aung San Museum jammed with visitors on Martyrs’ Day
Conservation plan to be drawn up for sharks, stingrays
Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp inaugurated in Myanmar
Addressing Earthquake Preparedness and Response – Multi-Stakeholder Approach Needed
Sagaing CM says they will protect informants in drug cases
Decade-long WFP operations continue in Kachin State despite challenges
Number of IDPs reaches over 1,000 in northern Shan State after fighting
A whirlwind hits Inya Lake
Meiktila hiking team climbs 6,020 ft.-high mountain
China Cultural Center Opened in Myanmar
Challenges facing Rakhine State and future tasks for socio-economic development highlighted
Tanintharyi River swell and floods
Rumour claims four domestic airlines stop their services
Approval Process for Live Cattle Export Needs to be Shortened
Myanmar Government Steps in to Curb Surging Fuel Prices
Yangon Among the Fastest 4G Cities in East Asia: OpenSignal
Yangon-Mandalay railway monitoring system to be installed via Japanese aid
Travellers worry about more landslides in Dawna mountain road
Ananda ramps up network expansion
Yangon Gallery launches online art sale
New-design concrete wall to protect banks against erosion
Panglong talks end on a positive note
Myanmar’s need for a shared long-term vision
Award-winning chef Thae Thae Zaw sets sights on SE Asian competition
Hpakant landslide kills at least 15 and injuries around 40
Kyi Lin says he shot Ko Ni in fear of being killed
Talk of signing NCA or not is premature, says Maj. Gen. Gum Maw
Aung Win Zaw testifies he did not see alleged gunman at airport
Second earthquake forum to be held in Yangon
More News