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Intermittent power outages and diesel fuel shortages cause irrigation issues

Intermittent power outages and diesel fuel shortages cause irrigation issues

Artsakh Minister of Agriculture Georgi Hayriyan said that intermittent power outages and diesel fuel shortages, caused by power shortages, lead to irrigation issues as well.

“In this situation, considering the shortage of diesel fuel supplies, we are not able to use diesel generators during intermittent power outages. Thus, serious problems related to irrigation arise,” the minister said.

According to Artsakhpress, Hayriyan noted that in the majority of cases (75%) watering is done with automatic irrigation systems by using artesian wells or pumps. Thus, this sector is affected by power shortages as well.