President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has named the start date of the cotton sowing campaign in the country. During a regular government meeting, the head of state announced that this day will be March 24, 2021.
The head of Turkmenistan noted that agrarians of four provinces - Mary, Balkan, Lebap and Akhal - will start sowing cotton on this very day. Balkan velayat will lag behind slightly - the sowing campaign is scheduled for March 31.
Last year, Turkmen cotton producers successfully fulfilled their obligations to the state. For the first time they delivered 1.250 million "white gold" to the granaries of the motherland.
Speaking about the plans in this sphere for the current year, the President of Turkmenistan confidently noted that this time too the cotton growers would grow and harvest a plentiful crop of raw cotton, which is a valuable raw material for the Turkmen industry.
The Decree approved by the Head of the country this year allocates 620,000 hectares of land for cotton cultivation. It is expected that the country's cotton growers will harvest at least 1.250 million tons of "white gold" this year as well.