Paddy plantation update

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Paddy plantation

Nepalese farmers plant rice saplings in a paddy field during National Paddy Day “Ropai” festival on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal on Friday, June 29, 2018. During the month of Asar Pandhra farmers mark the beginning of rice crop planting in paddy fields during the monsoon season.

Paddy plantation has been carried out on 671,914 hectares of land, out of the 1,552,469 hectares of cultivable land as of July 9, as per Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives.

The figures translate to paddy plantation completed on 43.28 per cent of the arable land so far. Region-wise, the mid-hills was the forerunner with plantation carried out on 193,750 hectares or 48.48 per cent of the arable land.

It was followed by high-hills, where plantation has been completed on 27,137 hectares or 46.66 per cent of cultivable land, and Tarai with 451,027 hectares or 41.20 per cent of arable land.

It has to be noted, however, that over 70 per cent of paddy plantation area lies in Tarai, followed by mid-hills with over 25 per cent and the high-hills, with less than four per cent.


Region Arable land Plantation completed
High-hills 58,158 hectares 27,137 hectares
Mid-hills 399,675 hectares 193,750 hectares
Tarai 1,094,636 hectares 451,027 hectares

Written by Sandeep
This news first appeared on https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/paddy-plantation-update-3/ under the title “Paddy plantation update”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.