NAWALPUR, July 19: Nawalpur (Bardaghat-Susta East) has witnessed a rise in winter paddy harvest this year. According to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre, the district this year has seen an increase of paddy output by 400 metric tons in comparison to the last year.
Information Officer of the Centre Shanker Poudel shared that 3,360 metric tons of paddy was produced in 700 hectares of land in the district this year. “The paddy cultivated area has also increased this year”, Poudel said, adding, “Paddy was cultivated in 620 hectares of land last year while it was expanded to 700 hectares this year”.
He further shared that the area and production of winter paddy have expanded with local farmers getting attracted to the paddy block program. “We have started executing paddy block programs in Gaindakot-11 and Kawasoti-17”, he shared, adding that the farmers have increasingly shown their interest to cultivate paddy after they received grants from the paddy block program.