After gathering in their eighth successive bumper harvest this year, the emancipated peasants of Tibet are extending their efforts to reform their old-type farm tools. New types of walking ploughs were used on 80 per cent of Tibet's farmland this autumn. This marks a big change in Tibet's farm production.
Tibetan farmers as a general rule used primitive ploughs made entirely of wood. Ploughing was slow work and results were poor. Since liberation the Communist Party and the government have been supplying Tibet with large numbers of new-type walking ploughs every year. With such ploughs being used this past autumn on an area more than 30 per cent larger than the past year, the ploughing was done far better and much more speedily.
(This article appears on page 39, No. 50, 1966)