Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet, inspected farms in North and South Hwanghae provinces.
He visited the township farm and Chimchon and Sunchon farms in Hwangju County, which are busy with preparations for this year's farming true to the decisions of the 6th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the WPK. He referred to the ways for carrying out the grain production plan for this year, including taking foresighted sci-tech measures and raising the per-hectare yield in farm fields of intermediary mountainous areas after making unfavorable weather and climatic conditions a fait accompli.
Going round wheat fields of several farms including the Wolchon Farm in Phyongsan County, he called for raising the productivity by expanding the area under wheat cultivation, securing enough organic fertilizer, perfecting irrigation and drainage system and manuring and tending properly.
He also visited the Honghyon Farm in Paechon County, the Jayang Farm in Yonan County and a farm machine station, where he stressed the need to further perfect the production cycle for agricultural production and livestock farming and plant green manure crops in a planned way and thus actively introduce organic farming methods to improve the fertility of soil and raise the operating rate of farm machines by ensuring timely supply of accessories.
The field consultative meetings discussed the issue for the officials to effectively guide the farming of their units, mindful of the intention of the Party which set the grain production goal for this year as the primary target of the economic development, the issue for the relevant sectors and cities to render material and moral assistance to the agricultural sector and rural areas, and the issue for bringing about substantial improvement in the farming on low-yielding areas by ensuring timely supply of farming materials including fertilizer and making rational labor arrangements.
Meanwhile, the premier learned in detail about the operation of various food supply stations and grain sales stations in North and South Hwanghae provinces and took relevant measures.