On 16 July the national holiday of Galla Bairamy was celebrated in Turkmenistan. On the occasion of the Day of Grain the festive events and performances of folk music and dancing groups were held in the capital and in all Turkmen provinces.
It should be noted that the state-run media outlets have recently stopped making coverage of the progress of the grain harvesting campaign.
On 26 June Turkmenistan's state information agency last reported that 63% of wheat had been harvested against the target plan of 1 mln 600 thousand tons.
This accomplishment gives confidence that grain farmers will harvest wheat crops without any loss and will deliver 1 million 600 thousand tons of high quality grain to the Motherland's coffers, � Turkmenistan: Golden Age reported.
However, on 7 July President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov expressed extreme discontent with the results of the wheat harvesting campaign and issued reprimands to khyakims of velayats and Deputy Prime Minister.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan