Drought in North Korea

The first year of a young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in power may be marred by severe drought. Already worth bothering in the western parts of the country due to lack of rainfall in a critical situation.

Only in Hwanghae Province, according to local media reports, killed cereal crops on an area of 20,000 hectares. In the case of conservation of such adverse weather conditions, told reporters from rural county committee Hvanchzhu have destroyed crops of corn and planted in fields other grains. But this would require additional labor, farm machinery and fuel.

Compared to last year, when the country saw a series of floods, now the level of water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs dropped sharply. According to Meteorological Department, this drought was not seen in the country in 70 years.

In the western areas of the country began shortages of electricity, lack of fuel for farm machinery. Water deficit affects the state of the livestock. As a result of the prolonged drought experts predict a significant reduction in grain yield, which might complicate the food situation in the country.
Hwanghae province visited by the Prime Minister Choi pH Rome to observe on the ground with the consequences of the disaster. The Prime Minister stressed the importance of uninterrupted supply cooperatives necessary equipment and materials.

For work related to the supply of water to the fields, mobilizing workers and local industry. Farmers, townspeople, including the staff of ministries, and the military use of all available means to irrigate crops. Media urged people to come out to the fields, to fight for the next harvest. "Agriculture is now the most important front," — said the party newspaper "Rodong Sinmun", ITAR-TASS reported.

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