The disbursement of dues of the farmers of Kirkuk for the current season
Kirkuk / Marwan al-Ani
The Directorate of Agriculture of Kirkuk, on Tuesday, the disbursement of dues of farmers and farmers for the current agricultural season worth 93 billion dinars, while appealed to a number of farmers in Kirkuk to pay their dues for the last three agricultural seasons.
"Farmers and farmers have been handed over to the current agricultural season of 2017 with a value of 93 billion dinars, which included more than 3,600 farmers and marketers who have marketed more than 200 thousand tons of wheat and barley," Kirkuk Agriculture Director Mehdi Mubarak said in an interview with Al-Mada. "The handover of farmers to their entitlements has greatly affected the revitalization of the economic movement and give great impetus to the development of the agricultural sector in Kirkuk within the agricultural areas under the control of the government and security forces."
Mubarak said that "the agricultural plan excludes the province of Hawija and its sub-areas because they are still under the control of Dahesh since June 2014."
"The farmers and farmers of Kirkuk did not receive full dues for the seasons 2014, 2015 and 2016, which amounts to more than 58 billion dinars," Ismail Makhlaf al-Nuaimi, a farmer from Kirkuk, said.
Al-Naimi said in an interview with Al-Mada that "a large number of farmers had played in the current agricultural season because of the tendency to cultivate their land because they did not receive their dues for the past three years and they are suffering from large debts due to the insurance of seeds and harvesters and labor and this impact on the productivity of wheat and barley And create a large unemployment while Kirkuk is one of the leading provinces of
agricultural production . "
"It is not reasonable to spend the dues of the current season and ignore the past three seasons on the pretext of lack of financial liquidity or the occurrence of areas of Kirkuk under the control of calling or placing restrictions on Kirkuk," said Nizhan Abdullah al-Obeidi, a farmer from Kirkuk and the ministries of trade and agriculture. Stressing that the peasants are Arabs, Turkmen and Kurds. "
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