Uzbekistan aims to expand water supply to regions lacking water resources
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 4
By Ilkin Seyfaddini - Trend:
The Government of Uzbekistan will provide subsidies to cover part of the costs of drilling vertical wells and purchasing water supply devices to irrigate homestead lands in regions lacking water resources, Trend reports with reference to Norma.uz.
"The Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan adopted a resolution on measures of state support to work on water supply to homestead lands and land areas not used in agriculture in regions with difficult water supply conditions," the report said.
The subsidies cover 50 percent of the costs associated with the revitalization of each hectare of land which currently is not used in the agriculture,
Moreover, the government will allocate 100,000 soum (almost $10) for each meter of well, but no more than 50 million soum ($4,870) in total, and will pay up to 70 percent of the costs for drilling and commissioning of well for irrigation, but no more than 120 million soum ($11,689).
The document also stipulates that subsidies are financed by the lists drawn up by the Council of Farms together with the Ministry of Water Resources of Uzbekistan.
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