President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov approved water use limits for velayats and etraps for 2022. The head of state signed the relevant Decree "for the purpose of careful and rational use of the country's water resources, as well as in accordance with the Code of Turkmenistan "On Water", the information program "Watan" of the Turkmen television announced.
At the meeting of the Government, the President of the country also signed the Decree on approval of the plan for zoning of agricultural crops in the velayats.
According to the State News Agency, there was information that the volumes of production of potatoes and other vegetables in the velayats, as well as the limit volumes of water use, were determined. Details were not provided.
The distribution of agricultural crops by their types will be carried out in accordance with the soil and climatic conditions of the velayats and etraps.
In 2022, the total area of land allotted for growing crops in the country will. Potatoes and other vegetables will be planted on 106 000 hectares. 580 000 hectares are allocated for cotton this year.
Earlier, we reported that Turkmenistan plans to reduce the area under cotton.