Paddy transplantation delayed in Tanahun

Published On: July 26, 2023 01:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DUMRE, July 26: Paddy seedlings plantation is yet to complete in Tanahun district due to the lack of sufficient rainfall this rainy season.

Generally, paddy transplantation is completed by the end of the Nepali month of Asar in the district.

Dev Bahadur Kamali of Bhanu Municipality-2 in the district said that the farms there are left without planting paddy seedlings as rain has not occurred this year. "Farmers are worried due to insufficient rainfall. Paddy transplantation has been done in just half of the farmlands. We fear limited grain output," Shivalal Pradhan, a farmer from Kalesti in Vyas Municipality-7, said.

Pradhan said that the farmers are going through hard times as there is no water supply for the plantation.

Land plots could remain barren this year due to the lack of rain, Pradip Ghimire of Vyas Municipality-7, added.

Likewise, Senior Agricultural Development Officer and Chief of Agriculture Knowledge Centre in Tanahun Kul Prasad Tiwari said that around 15 percent of the farmland is likely to remain barren this year in the district. Lack of timely rainfall is blamed for this situation and the farmers are still waiting for rainfall, he shared.

Tiwari stated that paddy plantation is finished in around 75 per cent of land in Tanahun and it could go up to 85 per cent this year.



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