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19 / 08 / 2017
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Karangasem Works to Save Farmland

The Karangasem regency government has slapped a preservation order on a large tranche of rice fields in an effort to save farmland from being converted to other uses.

A total of 7000 hectares of agricultural land had been designated as a “green zone” and would be off-limits to developers. The move would be part of a wider spatial plan for the regency. The “green zone” plan was aimed at both preserving the environment and sustaining food production in Karangasem, currently one of Bali’s poorest and least developed regencies. According to government statistics there is a total of 41,000 hectares of cultivated land in Karangasem, including 7000 hectares of irrigated rice land.