Minister: Azerbaijan not expect rise in price and deficit of agricultural products due to natural disaster
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 21 / Trend, U.Ismayilova /
No rise in prices of agricultural products was occurred in Azerbaijan as a result of natural disaster, the Azerbaijani Agriculture Minister Ismet Abbasov said today.
"Prices for agricultural products today are even definitely lower than last year," the minister said. Abbasov did not call the particular figure regarding with it.
He said deficit of agricultural products as a result of heavy rains and floods of cultivation area also is not observed.
Since early May, floods occurred in 40 districts of Azerbaijan due to rise in Kur River and rainfalls. As a result of the disaster, about 20,000 houses were flooded, more than 300 destroyed, 2,000 became unsafe and 50,000 hectares of cultivated land left under water.
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