Iran provides new irrigation system in Qom Province

Business Materials 25 February 2019 12:35 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 25

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

More than 4,000 hectares (ha) of sown area in Iran’s Qom Province is provided with new irrigation systems, said Mohammad Reza Talaei, Director of the Qom Agriculture Jihad Organization, Trend reports referring to IRNA.

Talaei said all sowing areas will be provided with new irrigation system over the next 5 years, adding that the main problem of agriculture in the province is water shortage.

"Because of this, there have been no programs for expanding the sowing areas in our province during the past 8 years," he said.

About 106,000 ha of area is suitable for planting in Qom Province, with 20,000 ha of garden area, and 42,000 hectares, 17,500 ha of which are used for cultivating barley, 5,67 ha for wheat, 23,400 ha for rapeseed, and the rest for clover, corn, cotton and vegetables.

The annual agricultural production of Qom Province is about 745,000 tons, 425,000 tons of which are planting and gardening products, 1,200 tons are fishing products, and 329,000 tons are livestock products.