At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on September 3, Deputy Prime Minister Esenmyrat Orazgeldiev , who is in charge of the agro- industrial complex, reported on preparations for the cotton harvest, the state information agency TDH reported .
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that the main task now is "to harvest the" white gold "in a short time and without losses."
“The head of state gave his blessing to start the“ white ”harvest in Ahal, Balkan, Lebap and Mary velayats on September 8, and in Dashoguz velayat on September 15, asking the honorary elders to start it with the words“ Bismilla! ”, TDH notes.
Unofficially, cotton picking began a few weeks ago. As the "Chronicle of Turkmenistan" reported , the tenants of the Lebap velayat fake certificates for money for collectors who have not coped with the collection rate.
On August 2, the head of state instructed regional leaders to hand over the planned volumes of cotton a month and a half earlier than usual - by the anniversary of Independence Day, which will be celebrated in Turkmenistan on September 27. Earlier, the khyakims reported on the implementation of the plan in November.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan