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Drought, 4,000 ha of Rice Harvest in Banten Fail

September 28, 2015

Drought illustration. Tangerang Regency, Banten. ANTARA/Lucky.R

Thousands of hectares of agricultural land in Banten province experienced crop failure due to drought that swept across the province in the past few months. The Banten Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Office Banten recorded more than 4,000 hectares of agricultural land crop had failed.

"The latest data recorded 25,000 hectares of farmland affected by drought, and now 4,000 hectares more have failed,” said Head of Banten Agriculture Office Eneng Nurcahyati, Monday, September 28.

However, Eneng said, the condition had no significant effect on rice production. She said, the province have made extra efforts on rice self-sufficiency.

The Banten Regional Disaster Management Agency extended the emergency drought status from September 15 to September 30. Eighty districts in Banten experience extensive drought.

Source: en.tempo.co



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