Season in Jaffna Begins
[Updated :: 2011-01-31
Paddy farmers in Jaffna have now started collecting their harvest
for the Maha season.
The total acreage of paddy lands cultivated in Jaffna is 10520 hectares
in this season and expected harvest will exceed 38600 metric tons,
according to Mr. Shiva Kumar, Deputy Director of Agriculture Department,
Jaffna. The expected harvest is an increase by 12000 metric tons
compared to the previous year.
Recent torrential rain and flood that played havoc in many parts
of the island did not affect Jaffna cultivations.
Removing High Security Zones with paddy lands, resettlement of IDPs
in their original homesteads, accelerated de-mining, construction
of concrete barges in many areas to block lagoons flowing into fresh
water that feeds arable lands and fertilizer relief has helped increase