1129 GMT June 25, 2022
Chairman of the Agriculture, Water, Environment and Natural Resources Committee of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Javad Askari told IRNA on Friday that the agricultural sector of the province has good capacity in production, job creation, and foreign currency absorption.
He noted that the province enjoys special capabilities and capacities in production of agricultural, garden, poultry and fishery products.
Golestan supplies nearly 50 percent of proteins needed in Tehran Province, the legislator said, adding it is planned to turn into a pilot province in producing agricultural products.
Members of the parliamentary committee started their their three-day visit to Golestan on Thursday to inspect agricultural projects in the province.
There are 214,000 farmers in Golestan, who produced 4.5 million tons of various agricultural products in lpast Iranian year, which is equal to five percent of agricultural products throughout the country.