The volume of water supply for irrigating agricultural lands in Uzbekistan has decreased by 25%, the press service of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
“It is expected that during the irrigation season this year the water supply will be 25% less than the normal level. Therefore, prevention of wasteful use of water is a vital necessity, ”the information says.
President of Uzbekistan
Also the President country pointed out the possibility of saving three billion cubic meters of water. First of all, due to the introduction of water-saving technologies on 430 thousand hectares of agricultural areas.
For this reason, the import duty on polyethylene and polypropylene was canceled until October 1. Thus, the demand for water-saving technologies and equipment will be satisfied.
In addition, the president signed a decree in December. It provides for the introduction of water-saving technologies in agriculture.
Subsidizing in Uzbekistan
Also, subsidies in the amount of 1,5 trillion soums. Notably, subsidies are needed to support the implementation of water-saving technologies in 2021. Therefore, they will be formed due to the selection Ministry of Finance 330 billion soums from the state budget and 1 billion soums of borrowed funds. Borrowed funds are likely to be attracted from international financial institutions.