At the Cabinet session held on 5 June, 2020 President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov announced that he intends to visit all velayats this month to control the implementation of the wheat harvesting campaign and social programs.
Let us recall that the wheat harvesting campaign is scheduled to be launched on 5 June in Akhal, Lebap and Mary velayats and on 12 June in Balkan and Dashoguz velayats.
It should be emphasized that last year the official Turkmen media outlets reported the successful execution of the wheat harvest plan. Nonetheless, Turkmenistan experienced an acute shortage of flour throughout the year.
This year Central Asia countries are expecting the locust invasion which has already hit Iran, Pakistan and India. The main agricultural region of Tajikistan has already been affected by pests. Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are getting ready to combat the pest invasion.
On 5 June, 2020 Berdymukhammedov instructed that the Ministry of Agriculture purchase chemicals from foreign manufacturers to combat the pest invasion. “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” has reported that as of today fields are being sprinkled with the chemicals purchased in Uzbekistan with the help of tractors and crop dusters.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan