A bumper paddy harvest brightens the New Year View(s):Today is a day of celebration. The bad weather that afflicted the country for three years ended and last year’s Yala harvest and this year’s Maha harvest are bumper ones. This year’s national New Year is brightened by the record Maha bumper paddy harvest. YalaThe 2018 Yala harvest of 1.9 million metric tons and the estimated Maha paddy crop of over 3 million tons is more than double the last harvest. The bumper Maha harvest that comes on top of a bumper Yala harvest means that the country is self-sufficient in rice this year.
Source: Sunday Times April 12, 2019 14:37 UTC