Imposition of a five-month restriction on rice imports in the country
Imposition of a five-month restriction on rice imports in the country, the Minister of Jihad for Agriculture announced the implementation of a five-month ban on rice imports into the country. Hojjati said at the 33rd General Assembly of the Supreme Council of Provinces, which was held in the old part of the Islamic Consultative Assembly: “From this year, a five-month ban has been imposed on rice imports in the country from July to the end of November. .
Changing the uses of agricultural lands
Regarding the change of uses of agricultural lands in the country, he stressed that it should be noted that agricultural lands are non-renewable and certainly these lands belong to future generations, so we must take good care of them and stand against their change of use.
He continued: “Unfortunately, today, due to the profiteering of some people, our best lands are being traded, while there is no alternative to agricultural lands.”
This is while in the last three years, the rate of change in the use of agricultural lands has decreased with the cooperation and interaction of the judiciary and all relevant agencies, but unfortunately, due to the extent of this problem, this problem still exists.
Problems with master plans and some rules
The Minister of Jihad for Agriculture, referring to the existence of some problems in the comprehensive plans and some laws, emphasized: we must reconsider the comprehensive plans and deal seriously with the violators of land use change in order to have the necessary success in preserving agricultural lands as national capital. Let’s be.
Regarding self-sufficiency in wheat production and rice imports, he said: “Some agricultural products, especially horticultural products, are produced more than domestic consumption, for which we must use export markets.” It does not make sense for any product we need to enter the country easily and with low tariffs, and for domestic agricultural products to remain behind international borders and be destroyed. We must follow the market policy against the market.
In another part of his speech, referring to the five-month ban on rice imports from July to the end of November, he said: 2.4 million tons of rice is produced annually in the country, but this does not meet domestic needs. Accordingly, we need imports, but by setting tariffs, we must manage so that imports are not limited and more than needed. Today, the price of rice on the farm is reasonable, but rice is supplied in the markets with a long distance, and the relevant authorities must have careful management of this supply in the markets. We have tried to enable manufacturers to market their products directly so that accurate price management can be applied.