Production of winter crops to fall down by 50 percent in Parbat

Locals of Shuklaphanta municipality-3 of Kanchanpur cultivating mustard plants in their fields. Photo Source: Rajendra Prasad Paneru, Kanchanpur, RSS

Production of winter crops would be decreased in Parbat district this year due to drought for the past four months.

The district has not witnessed rainfall since third week of September 2017. Production of crops including wheat, barley, mustard and winter potato might be decreased by 50 percent this year, said Senior Agriculture Development Officer at the District Agriculture Development Office, Basudev Regmi.

Farmers have been bearing a huge loss in lack of rainfall. A total of 9,070 hectares of land of the district has irrigation facility. Of them, 6,420 hectares of land could be irrigated during winter.

Wheat is cultivated on 2,615 hectares of land while mustard is produced on around 1,000 hectares of land in the district.



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