To Accelerate Rice Planting in Food Estate Area, Central Kalimantan Government With The Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Indonesia Initiate Massive Planting Movement
DADAHUP – EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATION BUREAU. The Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia Momon Rusmono visited Central Kalimantan Province to attend the Massive Planting Movement to accelerate rice planting in the Food Estate Area, especially in Block A5, Bentuk Jaya Village, Dadahup District, Kapuas Regency (Dadahup A5), Tuesday (4/5/2021).
Also present in the entourage of Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture Momon Rusmono, were the Director General of Agricultural Infrastructure and Facilities of the Ministry of Agriculture Sarwo Edhy, Head of the Dissemination and Human Resources Development Agency Dedi Nursyamsi, as well as a number of Echelon 2 officials within the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Food Crops, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry Office of Central Kalimantan, Sunarti and her staff, appeared to represent the Provincial Government of Central Kalimantan.
Based on reports per May 2, 2021, the realization of rice planting in Kapuas Regency has reached 19,100 hectares (Ha) of the target of 20,000 hectares (95.5%), with the actual harvest reaching 9,711 hectares (48.55%). There is still a planting target of 900 hectares that needs to be accelerated, namely in Block A5, Bentuk Jaya Village, Dadahup District, Kapuas Regency.
For this reason, the acceleration of massive rice planting was carried out in 104 hectares of agricultural land in that location. This is in accordance with the target of massive rice planting today which was conveyed by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Momon Rusmono last week. At a coordination meeting on Friday (30/4/2021) last week, Momon targeted the Planting Movement on Tuesday (4/5/2021) this week to reach at least 100 hectares of land, so that effort to accelerate planting in Dadahup District could show significant results.
On the occasion today, Secretary General Momon Rusmono again said that a small number of locations in the Central Kalimantan Food Estate area had not yet been planted because they had to deal with challenging natural conditions. However, with the Massive Planting Movement today, it is hoped that the realization of the first phase of the planting of the Central Kalimantan Food Estate area can be completed in this May or early next June. “We hope, with this planting movement, it can be completed in May or at the latest in the early June 2021,” said Secretary General Momon Rusmono.
Not only regarding the acceleration of planting in Dadahup District, Secretary General Momon added that his arrival with the entourage today was also to encourage the implementation of the April-September 2021 planting season in the Central Kalimantan Food Estate area as a whole which includes Kapuas and Pulang Pisau regency.
Furthermore, although emphasizing the need for the right strategy to deal with natural conditions in Dadahup, Secretary General Momon Rusmono stated that the development of the first phase of the Central Kalimantan Food Estate in 2020 in Kapuas and Pulang Pisau was considered successful.
Meanwhile, the Governor of Central Kalimantan, Sugianto Sabran, through the Head of the TPHP Office of Central Kalimantan Office, Sunarti, welcomed the working visit of the Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture with his entourage today. The governor also gave the highest appreciation for the extraordinary performance of the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the Republic of Indonesia, and all parties who have supported and worked hard for the implementation of the Food Estate Program in Central Kalimantan Province.
After inspecting the massive planting location in Dadahup A5, Bentuk Jaya Village, the entourage of the Secretary General of the Republic of Indonesia, accompanied by the Head of the TPHP Office of Central Kalimantan Province, visited the location of Dadahup A2, Petak Batuah Village, Dadahup District, Kapuas Regency. (ran /tphp kalteng/translated by feb)