According to the Department of Crop Production and Plant Protection of Nghe An Province, up to now, more than 8,000 hectares of rice were hit by drought in the province, of which nearly 2,000 hectares of rice were dry and no longer able to be saved.
Amid the situation of severe hot weather, causing huge losses, the People’s Committee of Nghe An Province had to announce the state of emergency due to hot weather.
The provincial People’s Committee ordered the lower levels and relevant departments to focus on tackling the consequences of drought and setting aside the reserve budget to recover agricultural production in the area, at the same time, conducting a review and making statistics of damages to provide support farmers to repair the damage according to the current regulations.
Currently, more than 7,500 hectares of rice are lacking water and on the verge of dying if there is no rain in the coming time. The province has had to install 349 field water pumps to scrape the remaining water to fight against drought.