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Bhutan Irrigation and Fertilization
Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Through the Bank of Bhutan, the government helped finance irrigation projects in south-central Bhutan. By 1986 some 350 kilometers of new irrigation channels had been constructed, and another 395 kilometers of old channels had been repaired. Irrigation, however, was of only limited applicability because of the terrain. More attention was needed for rainfed crops, such as potatoes, wheat, and corn, than for rice and cash crops in irrigated areas.

    Fertilizer use was limited. Although nitrogenous fertilizers were used at a rate of 100 tons a year and phosphate and potash fertilizers were used in indeterminant amounts throughout the 1980s, they were not a major agricultural factor.

    Data as of September 1991

    NOTE: The information regarding Bhutan on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bhutan Irrigation and Fertilization information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bhutan Irrigation and Fertilization should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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