News ID: 314937
Published: 0207 GMT July 19, 2021

Rouhani: Administration to remain responsible toward people until last hour

Rouhani: Administration to remain responsible toward people until last hour ‎
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a ceremony in Tehran on July 19, 2021 ‎to inaugurate a number of Agriculture Ministry’s projects. ‎

National Desk

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave the assurance that his administration will remain responsible toward the country’s people until the very last hour of its term in office and will continue to be at their service.

In an address to a ceremony to inaugurate a number of national projects belonging to the Agriculture Ministry, the president added people have every right to be very discontented with the problems caused by the drought and water shortage, IRNA reported.

Praising the domestic agriculture sector’s progress over the past eight years, Rouhani said the statistics announced by the Agriculture Ministry shows that the country’s farmers, agriculture sector officials and engineers have made great achievements, the outcomes of which are evident in people’s lives and the country’s self-sufficiency in some sectors.

He said the agriculture sector managers have provided valuable services over the past eight years.

Under normal circumstances where the country is not grappling with a drought, Rouhani added, Iran can be self-sufficient in terms of producing certain crops, such as wheat, rice and sugar.

However, he noted, under drought conditions, “we cannot be self-sufficient as a major part of our farmland are rainfed”.

The president regretted that the country is in a very difficult situation in the current Iranian calendar year, which started on March 21, in terms of its water resources; as the drought it is currently struggling with has been unprecedented in the last 50 years.

Precipitation since the beginning of the year has declined by 52 percent year-on-year, he said, adding it is why the country is concurrently suffering from the water and electricity shortage.

“Our dear people in [the southwestern province of Khuzestan and many other southern provinces are suffering from a shortage of water for their activities in the field agriculture and animal husbandry.”

He added his administration passed good enactments on Sunday to resolve Khuzestan’s problems and compensate its people.


Resource: IRNA
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