President oversees pollination of hybrid paddy seeds on model plots

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President U Thein Sein observes modern agricultural equipment on a model plot in Dakhinathiri Township in the Nay Pyi Taw council area. MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 2 Nov—President U Thein Sein encouraged agricultural staff carrying out the pollination of hybrid paddy seeds on a model plot in the township of Dakhinathiri in the Nay Pyi Taw council area here on Sunday morning, sources said.
President U Thein Sein presented uniforms to the staff, with Vice President U Nyan Tun and Union Minister U Thein Nyunt providing refreshments to farm labourers.
The president oversaw the harvesting of monsoon paddies on 3,000 acres of plot with the use of modern agricultural equipment.
In the township of Pyinmana, the president observed villagers harvesting paddies on a model plot and tilling model paddy fields in a village, greeting and encouraging farmers in a friendly manner.
DSC_0015(15)U Myint Hlaing, Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, briefed Vice President U Nyan Tun on agricultural undertakings, saying that combined efforts to urge farmers to use the same agricultural practices demonstrated on model paddy fields will double their income level and have dramatic effects on the reduction of poverty.
After receiving briefings by departmental officials, the vice president pointed out the need for systematic farming methods and the availability of quality seeds, which he said was important for farmers to enjoy better lifestyles alongside higher incomes. He urged agriculturalists to educate farmers on sustainable, effective and efficient use of cultivable land through successive generations.

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