Jan 14, 2020 13:30 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jan 15, 2020 08:43 Asia/Tehran]
  • Rouhani: ill-wishers want to put our people under pressure

Tehran (IP)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that in the difficult conditions that Iran is going through, the ill-wishers want to put our people under pressure, saying the studious farmers' role affects people's prosperity.

Iran PressIran news: The president went on to say that in the difficult conditions that our country is going through, the ill-wishers want to put our people under pressure, saying, "In such conditions, our hard-working farmers have a huge role to play in people’s welfare”.

“We once had to import millions of tons of wheat, but today we have achieved self-sufficiency for many years and will be self-sufficient next year as well. These achievements are because of the efforts and dedication of our dear farmers, and of course, the management of the agricultural sector has made a significant contribution in this regard, and I thank them all for their efforts,” he said.

The President noted, "The government has invested more than 4.5 trillion tomans in Khuzestan province and this year alone 5 trillion tomans worth of rice has been produced in the province.”

Rouhani added, "In the eleventh and twelfth governments, about 37 dams have started operation to date, and extensive drainage projects have been carried out, and 28 million tons of agricultural products have been added in the 11th and 12th governments’ term of office”.

“The effects of what the government has done in the land and water sector will remain in the country for decades to come, and the future generations will benefit from them,” the president said. 

Rouhani also emphasized the need to take advantage of science and technology in the field of agriculture, saying, "Today, the time of traditional agriculture is over, and as the population grows, we must prepare ourselves to produce more. Therefore, due to the limited water and soil resources in the country, more products can be produced using science and technology”.

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