Paddy plantation complete on 54 percent of arable land
KATHMANDU, July 22: Paddy plantation has been completed in around 54 percent of total arable land, despite report of low plantations in key paddy producing districts due to late arrival of monsoon.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD), lowest plantation has been recorded in eastern region (38 percent).
Plantation in far-western, mid-western, western and central development regions has been recorded at 85 percent, 66 percent, 64 percent and 40 percent respectively.
“Progress in paddy plantation this year is comparatively lower compared to last year mainly because of the delay in rains,” said Dr Hari Dahal, spokesperson of the MoAD.
According to the ministry´s latest report, major paddy producing districts such as Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Makawanpur, Bara, Siraha and Saptari have reported plantation in less than 15 percent of their arable land