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Interests of Uzbek people top priority for agriculture sector: Mirziyoyev

Interests of Uzbek people top priority for agriculture sector: Mirziyoyev
13:02 13-10-2018 | icon 18

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 13

By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:

Interests of the Uzbek people are the top priority in agriculture, just as in other sectors, and it is necessary to cultivate crops that generate more income, press service of the President of Uzbekistan quoted Shavkat Mirziyoyev as saying during a visit to the Buka district in the Tashkent region.

In the Tashkent region, Mirziyoyev was at the cotton field of the Valikhon Ota farm and got acquainted with the harvest process. The president held a conversation with the farmers of the region and the agriculture officials.

In 2018, the weather was unfavorable for cotton growing. There was a shortage of water, the number of pests increased. Cotton growing lagged behind in development.

“It is necessary to not only cover costs, but also make a profit. To make tomorrow better than today, everyone must rely on their own strength. Today, the winner is the one who seeks and works,” said Mirziyoyev.

The president noted that it was time for farmers to see the fruits of their labor, and it is necessary to organize the harvest before the onset of inclement weather.

In July 2018, the head of the republic identified urgent tasks for revitalization of cotton cultivation and crop harvest. In accordance with them, the necessary agro-technical measures were carried out in the Tashkent region.

Cotton is grown on areas totaling 76,000 hectares in the Tashkent region, including almost 13,000 hectares in the Buka district.

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