Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Jan.20 / Trend D.Azizov /
Over 3,800 farm enterprises didn't meet contract commitments concerning production of raw cotton as a result of which over 160,000 tons of cotton worth over 120 billion soums failed to be delivered in 2011, Uzbek president Islam Karimov said a governmental meeting on Thursday.
"If we convert it to cotton fiber which could be exported losses may amount to about $100 million not including losses on products failed to be delivered, its processing in the form of oil, husk and other products," the president said.
Apart from this, 1,500 farm enterprises didn't meet contract commitments concerning sell of grain to state resources to the amount of 62,000 tons worth 18 billion soums.
The head of the state said many things should be done in organization and raise of responsibility of farm enterprises.
"Relevant conclusions should be made in each province and region and primarily in issues of keeping set order when allocating to farm enterprises long-term lease of ground areas and violation of law should be excluded," the president said.
The head of the state expressed appreciation to farmers and peasants for their untiring and selfless labour as a result of which despite complicated weather conditions contract commitments of public purchases of the most important crop were not only fulfilled but also over fulfilled.
Some 6.8 tons of grain, about 3.5 million tons of cotton, over 8.2 million tons of vegetables and watermelons, about 3 million tons of horticultural production were harvested in 2011. Some 6.6 million tons of milk, over 1.5 million tons of meat and over 3.5 billion eggs were produced.
The president also drew his attention to big untapped possibilities still preserved in the agricultural sphere and primarily in implementation of measures aimed at increasing fertility, carrying out properly all agrotechnical measures, introduction of modern agro technology, further development of selection and seed growing, organization and encouragement for labour.