Durian growers in Bannangstar hit by drought

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YALA, 12 March 2014 Fruit growers in the deep south province of Yala have been hit hard by severe drought.

Yala has been known for its quality fruit such as durian, mangosteen and longong; however, fruit orchards in Bannangstar district have lately been hit by severe drought given it has not rained at all in the past two months.

Sin Inthong, a durian farmer, has to invest in his own pipe system to bring water from a nearby mountain to feed the dying durian trees.