Flooding destroys Magway farmland

Writer: 
Thet Paing Zaw (Aung Lan)
Mindone Creek is flooded after heavy rain.

 

Floods have destroyed more than 2,000 acres of pre-monsoon crops in Kanma Township in Magway Region. 

From June 10 to 14, heavy rain brought flooding to the villages along Mindone Creek in Kanmadestroying 2,774 acres of plantations, including 836 acres of sesame, 1,803 acres of mung beans and 135 acres of ground nuts.

MP Zaw Win representing Kanma said: “All sesame and mung bean plantations were destroyedFarmers have yet to get any assistance. I have already reported it to the regional government. The agricultural cost per acre is around Ks50,000. Farmers will lose over Ks100,000 per acre if they use pesticides.

Due to heavy downpours on June 13 and 14, the main bridge in Mindone Township collapsedResidents have built makeshift replacement with toddy palms. Many children have to use it to reach their schools.