Paddy Lands Turn Green When Seasonal Rains Begin
[Updated :: 2011-11-04
farmers who were waiting for seasonal rains are now busy on their
cultivations as the rain started towards the end of October. Almost
all paddy lands are turning green with growing tender plants.
The total area of paddy cultivation amounts to 11887 hectares in
this Maha season, the report issued by the office of Deputy
Director Agriculture (Extension) Jaffna reveals. This includes 1939
hectares recently handed over to civilians on completion of de-mining
and resettlement and also due to shrinking of restricted zones held
by the Security Forces.
According to the report, Jaffna has 4915 hectares grown with cash
crops. Out of it, 1892 hectares are grown with red onion.
Farmers in Jaffna have cultivated upcountry vegetable in 355 hectares
and local vegetable in 1196 hectares, report further says.