The Minister of Agriculture has announced that new coercive measures will be taken to farmers who do not put in use their agricultural lands. In the first years, farmers will be fined and their lands will be confiscated. Panariti declared during an interview that farmers who will not sow the land will have to pay higher taxes than those who put in use their lands. “The lands in the Albanian territory must not let their lands barren, since agriculture is a very important source of incomes for country’s economy,” said Panariti.
As for the flooding issue, Panariti declared that it is being worked for the improvement of infrastructure in the agricultural areas and to avoid the natural catastrophes. “We confronted a bad situation of flooding during the last month since waterworks were out of electricity after the Lezha electric substation flooded. The first emergent intervention in such cases is to avoid flooding in the substation ambience,” added the Minister Panariti.
After the approval of the territorial reform, the irrigation canals will be under the responsibility of the local authorities, and this is expected to improve the situation in agricultural lands in cases of heavy rains.
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