Hirunews Logo
Paddy+cultivation+threatened+by+drought%3B+9000+acres+at+risk
Monday, 19 December 2016 - 12:20
Paddy cultivation threatened by drought; 9000 acres at risk
20

Shares
2,472

Views

The cultivation of Paddy has been affected as there has been insufficient rainfall during the Maha Season.

Addressing a media conference held yesterday, Vavuniya District Secretary Rohana Pushpakumara said that 9,000 hectares of paddy cultivation is in imminent danger if sufficient rainfall does not occur in the next two weeks.

At the same time, the release of water to cultivated paddy lands in the Dry and Wet zones have also been limited due to drought.

Accordingly, Agricultural Ministry Secretary B. Vijayarathna said that the department of Mahaweli and Irrigation will not release water for new cultivations.

Paddy is cultivated in 8 hundred thousand acres of land in Maha Season but only 287 thousand acres have been cultivated this year.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Train services recommence
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 15:46
The week long railway strike ended last morning (13) after a Cabinet Sub-Committee headed by Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama agreed to look into the issues... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
608 Views
6,899 Views
6,007 Views
14,004 Views
386 Views
8,417 Views
Top