Resources: 5 million acres for agricultural space winter season
[rtl]BAGHDAD / Ahmed Abd Rabbo
The Ministry of Water Resources allocated to the winter cropping season space, five million acres, stressing provided for the entire water quotas for the areas in question.
In the meantime, the ministry carried out a campaign to clean up and Cree rivers and table, in conjunction with the campaign to eradicate the scourge of flower Alnal.mder General Authority for the operation of irrigation and drainage projects in the ministry, Ali Radhi, said special permission »Sabah», said the committee formed between the ministries of water resources, agriculture, identified five million acres winter agricultural season (2016 - 2017) in all the provinces and within the basin of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers . It is
noteworthy that the main agricultural crops grown within the winter season, are: wheat, barley and maize. He said Radi: that the ministry will provide sufficient agricultural season water quotas, according to available its stocks in dams and lakes, in addition to the projected water revenue in the coming months.
The country is facing a sharp decline of water revenues received them, as a result of theprojects set up by the riparian States on river basins Tigris and Euphrates rivers , which are usually carried out without consultation with Iraq, what the impact on the quantity and quality of the hyphen water quotas Alih.mder General Authority for the operation ofirrigation and drainage projects, said the ministry carried out the context in itself, acampaign to clean up and Cree rivers, also conducted maintenance for some important installations acts, in preparation for the season winter, who will start the middle of next month, explaining that the action comes in conjunction with the campaign to eradicate the scourge of the Nile flower, launched by the Minister of water resources , Dr. Hassan al - Janabi, and met with great cooperation by local governments and community organizations Madna.ovi regard to abuses, said his ministry tireless efforts to prevent abuses streams rivers and streams, by some farmers and owners of laboratories parallel to encourage farmers to adopt the use of irrigation techniques of modern agriculture to reduce the rates of wastage Almertfh.ccant government had launched in 2008, theagricultural initiative for the advancement of the sector in the country, and identified ten years to reach Iraq the stage of self - sufficiency in strategic crops.
The initiative includes, supporting farmers with seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, land reclamation and ensure the purchase of strategic crops, in addition to the allocation of avariety of loan funds for the development of the sector. [/rtl]
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