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Comparative Study of on the achievements of King Badon and King Mindon on Agriculture
- As the basic economy of Myanmar during the Konbaung Period was agriculture, Myanmar kings attempted to make continuously to improve it. To improve the agricultural section, the kings issued several orders concerning the agriculture. Besides, kings hold the royal ploughing ceremony for encouraging agricultural sector. Important Myanmar granaries such as Kyaukse (Kokhayaing) and Salin (Minbu Six Kayaing) are located in dry zone and used irrigation system for cultivation. Thus, to get sufficient water for irrigation, kings ordered to build the new irrigation canals and to renovate the existing ones. This paper examines how King Badon (1782-1819) and Mindon (1852-1878) tried to improve the agriculture by using royal orders and compare the accomplishments of both kings on agricultural sector.
Wai Wai Hein
- Mandalay University Research Journal