On Eve of Elections Government Drew Attention to Wide-scale Losses of Fertile Land Areas
The official website of the Armenian government says on April 19 for the purpose to assist rural households the Armenian government permitted ‘Sevan-Hrazdan Water Intake’, 'Debed-Aghstev Water Intake' and ‘Akhouryan-Araks Water Intake’ companies to supply the water for washing the saline land areas in gravity flow without making any profits till 1 May 2012. It should be mentioned, Ararat and Armavir regions particularly suffer from land salinity. In general, 30,000 ha of land areas are not subject to cultivation in Armenia, and each year about 8,000 ha of land areas get out of agricultural cultivation for mining, site development etc. The interesting fact is the time expires on 1 may, 5 days before the elections.