Farmers Can Plant Rice 2 Times


Suara.com – President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Tukul Dam infrastructure project in the Pacitan Regency, East Java, Sunday (14/2/2021).

In the inauguration, Jokowi said that the Tukul dam could accommodate as much as 8.7 million cubic meters of water which could be used for 600 hectares of rice fields in the region.

“This dam can provide enormous benefits for 600 hectares of rice fields,” Jokowi said in his remarks as quoted from the Presidential Secretariat YouTube account.

With the dam, said Jokowi, farmers in the region could further increase their agricultural productivity, because of the increased planting period.

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“So that it increases the cropping index from the usual 1 time planting of rice and 1 time of planting crops to 2 times of planting rice and 1 planting of crops. God willing, this can be seen and proven later,” he said.

Jokowi also added that the presence of the Tukul Dam could be one of the important infrastructures in the East Java region by strengthening food defense and also strengthening the resilience of clean water supplies.

“I ask the provincial and regency governments to really make the best use of infrastructure, so as to provide added value to the region and provide benefits to the community,” he said.

To note, the Tukul Dam is one of the National Strategic Projects or PSN which aims to increase the water storage capacity in the surrounding area so that irrigation water supply will be maintained.

The presence of the dam with a budget of Rp. 916 billion can be useful as a source of raw water, energy, flood control and tourism that will grow the local economy.

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Source: Suara.com – Kumpulan Kabar Berita Terkini Yang Terbaru Hari Ini by www.suara.com.

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