Uzbekistan to expand drip irrigation at cotton fields
On October 31, a meeting was held in Tashkent under the chairmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on issues of the integrated development of agriculture, the widespread introduction of innovative technologies in this sphere, and the enhancement of export of products, Podrobno.uz reported.
At the meeting, special attention was paid to the issues of introduction in agricultural sector of the innovative technologies, scientific developments, and especially drip irrigation technology.
"The Israeli experience in this matter was noted. In this country, agriculture is completely based on drip irrigation, thanks to which there is no saline lands and there is no need for collector-drainage networks and expenditures on land-improvement activities in Israel," the press service of the head of state reported.
The insufficiency of the work on the introduction of water-saving technologies was also criticized, as a result of which large sums were spent on the maintenance of the collector-drainage network with a total length of 140,000 kilometers.