President Shavkat Mirziyoyev became acquainted with the presentation of proposals for the development of agriculture in Tashkent Region.
The region has fertile soil and abundant water resources. With their effective use, it is possible to create productive orchards and vineyards, establish intensive horticulture, and provide employment for people.
The Presidential Resolution of September 10 this year «On additional measures to increase the income of the population by supporting the establishment of dekhkan farms» defines several tasks in this direction. In particular, 9 thousand hectares of cotton and grain fields will be reduced in Tashkent Region, land plots of 25 hectares will be allocated to the population in 2023. This will provide employment opportunities for more than 60 thousand people.
On the instructions of the President, the specialists have explored the untapped potential in Tashkent Region and developed the additional measures.
The outcomes were reported at the presentation. Hence, it has been estimated that there are opportunities for commissioning of 62 thousand hectares of land plots in the region. They will be primarily used for sowing pasture plants, growing oilseeds, legumes and fodder crops that require little water, as well as for raising livestock.
Moreover, each district of Tashkent Region was proposed to specialize in a certain direction, such as horticulture, potato growing, viticulture and others. For instance, the possibility was noted for intensive cultivation of vegetables on almost 5 thousand hectares in Akhangaran, Tashkent, Zangiata, Parkent, Yangiyul, Qibray districts, creating the gardens on 1,3 thousand hectares in Bostanlyk, Yangiyul, Akhangaran, Parkent, Buka, Bekabad, Chinaz, Akkurgan districts, laying vineyards on more than 2 thousand hectares in Parkent, Qibray and Pskent districts. It is set to establish in vitro laboratories for growing seed potatoes in Urtachirchik, Tashkent and Bostanlyk districts.
In general, 202 projects have been formed in the agro-industrial complex. As a result of their implementation, it is planned to create more than 24 thousand jobs.
The President approved these measures and gave the instructions for their implementation.