Azerbaijani President: "Crop production, fruit growing and animal husbandry will develop rapidly in the liberated lands"
- 15 February 2021
"I have given the instruction to take measures to irrigate 100,000 hectares of land that have not been irrigated so far" said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he visited Fuzuli, Zangilan, Lachin and Jabrayil districts with first lady Mehriban Aliyeva and their daughter Leyla Aliyevaon February 14, APA reports.
"Thus, the agricultural sector of six to seven districts will develop faster, productivity will increase, farmers and villagers will earn more money. We will restore both homes and nature. At the same time, I have ordered to carry out autumn sowing without wasting any time. In a short period of time, we mobilized all our resources, equipment and manpower, and sowing has been carried out on 7,000 hectares. I will also look at those fields. About 20,000-25,000 hectares will be sown this season. So we will revive agriculture without wasting time. Of course, the agricultural potential of the liberated lands is huge. The invaders also used our land to gain illegal income. At least 90,000 hectares of grain were planted during the occupation. This has been stopped. Crop production, fruit growing and animal husbandry will develop rapidly in the liberated lands. Arriving at Soltanli village of Jabrayil district, President Ilham Aliyev was informed about the work done on planting in the liberated lands.It was noted that the monitoring of sown areas was underway. Updated proposals are being submitted as additional sown areas are identified" President says.