Iran gov’t approves rice crispyultivation restrictions due to water shortage

Financial Tribune – Restrictions will be imposed on rice cultivation in Iranian provinces other than the two northern provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran.

According to deputy agriculture minister for water and soil affairs, the decision has been made by the Cabinet and conveyed to provinces across the country for implementation.

“Rice cultivation will first be restricted for three years, as farmers will receive no facilities or support from the government in provinces other than Gilan and Mazandaran during this period,” Alimorad Akbari was also quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.