The Agriculture Directorate in Dhi Qar said that it was surprised by the decision taken by the Common Agricultural Governmental Commission which banned rice agriculture in Dhi Qar province.
However, earlier the government had allowed planting 7500 dunom with rice during the current season. The directorate said that the commission also banned planting rice in Missan and Wasset and allowed Al Najaf province farmers to plant only 90000 dunomt.
The commission said that the cause of the decision is the shortage of water in the Euphrates and Tigris rivers.
( Al SumariaTV )