1.7 million acres of space specific agricultural season summer
[rtl]After providing water quotas in Baghdad and theprovinces of
Baghdad , Ahmed Abed Rabbo
announced the Ministry of Water Resources said the agricultural plan approved for summer season exceeded the area of one million and 735,000 acres, allocated of which 150,000 acres for the cultivation of rice crop after securing water quotas to Baghdad and the provinces. The
ministry advisor to the Director of SOD and reservoirs Mehdi Rashid Mahdi said in a statement to «morning»: the approved agricultural plan by the Council of Ministers planting season summer special, reached an area of one million and 735 thousand and 619 dunums.
he noted that the planting crop rice area reached 150 thousand acres, stressing that therest crops will be planted in size by 100 percent, as opposed to areas that have been identified to harvest rice.
The joint Commission has identified the cultivation of rice area in 2011 to 173 thousand acres, while the set for the year 2010, 166 thousand acres, and was in 2009, more than 275 thousand acres to the provinces negative as well.
The Ministry of Agriculture had were known that the production of annual yield of rice ,Iraq is not only a quarter of its needs plugging the same period in excess of one million tons.
He Mehdi ministry securing full of water revenue for those spaces that have been allocated in advance, which they attributed to the amount of rain that It fell through last winter allowed the composition of a good water - balance, pointing out that the water ministry 's revenues at present best compared to their counterparts of past seasons.
It is said that the ministry had identified during last year 's cultivated land ratio within thesummer season in the Central Euphrates provinces by 30 percent of the agricultural area of each province, and that the lack of water revenue from neighboring countries, particularly Turkey, and low rainfall.
he noted the ministry 's adviser that earmarked for the cultivation of rice , spaces confined to territory along the Euphrates basin, pointing out that, within the operating department policy, diverted large amounts of water, from the Tigris River to theEuphrates, in order to secure adequate quotas for agricultural and domestic and industrial uses in the provinces of the center and south.
the ministry also banned a lot of excesses, the flows of rivers in the central Euphrates provinces by some farmers and owners of factories in collaboration with administrative units in those Mahaaftat the aim of ensuring Lots fair distribution, urging farmers to use modern technologies in the field of irrigation of agricultural crops, to reduce the waste oflarge amounts of water.
and faced the country in recent years , a crisis sharp decline in aquatic income received her , which he attributed experts to development projects implemented by the riparian States in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers , which affected the quantity and quality ofincoming water and needed to meet development needs.
for its part, the Ministry of Electricity excluded what is known as (negative provinces) included in the Central Euphrates provinces, of programmed electrical pieces so thatthey can launch the first Rip during the second trimester of next June through theoperation of pumps , installed on the river basin and on an ongoing basis as they need it the crop of large water quantities compared to any crop.[/rtl]
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