Severe Drought Hits DPRK
Pyongyang, June 16 (KCNA) -- The worst drought in 100 years continues in the DPRK, causing great damage to its agricultural field.
According to data available, rice-transplanting has been finished in over 441,560 hectares of paddy fields across the country as of June 8, but at least 136,200 hectares of them are parching up.
The granaries including North and South Hwanghae provinces and South Phyongan and South Hamgyong provinces have been badly damaged.
Drought dries up rice-seedlings in nearly 80 percent and 58 percent of paddy fields in South and North Hwanghae provinces.
According to the State Hydro-meteorological Administration, no rainfall has been witnessed in North and South Hwanghae provinces.
Water level of reservoirs stands at the lowest, while rivers and streams getting dry.
Other crops are planted in paddy fields of drought-stricken areas as part of the campaign to reduce damage.