Drought hits crops in North Korea
PYONGYANG: North Korea said yesterday a severe drought has been affecting the country, in particular the south-west coast provinces, for two months, while a nationwide campaign for preventing drought damage is being organised by government.
The Korean Central News Agency said a long spell of drought has lingered in the south-western coastal areas since April, withering crops.
“Granaries in North and South Hwanghae provinces have been heavily affected by the drought,” it said.
Drought had also dried up 30% of the reservoirs across the country.
Soldiers, students and children have been mobilised to help farmers restore tens of thousands of wells and hundreds of reservoirs and dammed water pools.