President expresses concern about impending drought in Tajikistan

The President noted that the extreme precipitation events, which occurred from spring till autumn, caused the supply of natural water storage to decrease greatly.

On June 10, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon warned about an increased threat of drought at the meeting of the National Development Council in Dushanbe. He noted that the long-duration rainfall in the spring of 2024 that affected the agricultural sector has led to a deficiency of precipitation in the subsequent months, the press office of the President of Tajikistan reported.

The President said this has led to the reduced availability of water resources, the largest portion of which are located in Tajikistan.

This circumstance increases the risk of drought this year, Emomali Rahmon says.

The President highlighted an important impact of the environmental and economic factors on the annual removal of agricultural lands from rotation. He said over 40,000 hectares of land are in poor condition, which puts more burden on the state budget. Rahmon urged to design new financial mechanisms to mitigate the negative impact of natural hazards and reform the land reclamation and irrigation sector.

12 06 2024, 12:31
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