Agricultural production up in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 23
Agricultural products worth $323.8 million were manufactured in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic from January through August 2020, Trend reports with reference to the report of the State Statistics Committee of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
The production growth for the reporting period compared to last year amounted to 3.6 percent.
During the reporting period, the production of meat in live weight amounted to 14,779 tons, milk – 69,098 tons.
Meat production increased by 1.8 percent, milk - by 1.4 percent compared to the corresponding period of 2019.
The construction of a pumping station at the Araz reservoir, a line of pressure pipes, a pumping station in Kulus village of Shahbuz district, closed irrigation networks in Turkesh, Salasuz, Maralik villages and Boyukduz village is underway.
The funds in the amount of one million manat ($588,235) were allocated to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic upon the Azerbaijani president’s order dated April 23, 2020 "On additional measures to improve the irrigation of sown areas in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and meet the needs of the population in drinking water".
The measures were taken to protect, create new green spaces of the forest fund from January through June 2020.
The reforestation work was carried out on a 282-hectare-area and about 206,000 trees were planted.