Farms go dry as Bangkok battles seawater

10.01.2020 - 00:22

Ayutthaya parches as major rivers diverted

Ongoing attempts to halt saltwater intrusion in the Chao Phraya River have come at a hefty price -- the collapse of paddy fields in Ayutthaya province. Most of the rice fields there are already withering and the government has now banned farmers who are growing off-season crops from using water from the Chao Phraya and Pasak rivers from Jan 20.

(Economy, Thailand, Bangkok)

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