State import of oranges to regulate the Eid market
State import of oranges to regulate the Eid market; Import of oranges is not free. Government imports to regulate the Eid market, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture announced the limited import of oranges from Egypt and Turkey to regulate the Eid night market and said: “Imports of this product have not been released, because this product exists in the country and producers must be supported.” .
According to ISNA, Ali Akbar Mehrfard stated in a press conference this evening (Saturday): Due to the recent unprecedented cold in the northern provinces, where many parts of the oranges were destroyed, of course, storage from the southern provinces was on the agenda. .
He added: “In order to regulate the market and in order for people to have access to better quality fruit for Eid night, Jahed Livestock Input Company was licensed to import a limited portion of oranges from Egypt and Turkey as the director of the market regulation headquarters.” Of course, it has no benefit other than the right to act.
Mehrfard continued: “The trade balance of the agricultural sector at the beginning of the government was negative $ 8 billion, which reached about $ 3.4 billion at the end of last year, and according to the latest report at the end of January, reached $ 2.3 billion. He said: “This number will be less than three billion dollars by the end of this year.” They were bitter or dehydrated and damaged, meanwhile we bought a part of the damaged oranges that could be consumed by humans as a guarantee and offered them to the concentrate production factories.
Mehrfard, emphasizing that we buy as many healthy oranges as there are in the north of the country, said: about 2.2 million tons to 2.7 million tons of oranges are produced annually depending on the annual growth of orchards, of which about one million tons are due to frost. It was lost or its quality was reduced and now there are about 150,000 tons of stock in the sortings, but because people have the right to have better quality fruit on their Eid and Nowruz tables, we imported some oranges, but we never stopped supporting them. “We do not know the producers,” said the Deputy Minister of Agriculture.