Lack of rainfall hits rice plantation

Kathmandu,July 10 : Paddy plantation has been severely affected across the country this year owing to lack of adequate rainfall, especially in the Tarai belt.

As per the statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, paddy plantation was completed across 23.76 per cent of arable land in the country till July 8, a whopping 29.19 per cent less compared to the area covered by the same time last year. Paddy plantation was carried out on 52.95 per cent of arable land by July 8 last year. This means that paddy plantation has been completed across merely 326,000-hectare land so far this year out of 1.37 

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