A simple motion on Agriculture, dubbed “Minister Oros’ laziness, lying and incompetence” was lodged on Tuesday in the Romanian Senate by the Social Democratic Party (PSD), announced the leader of the PSD parliamentary group, Radu Preda, in the plenary session of the Senate.
Acting President of the Senate Robert Cazanciuc proposed that the motion be debated next Monday, starting at 4:00 p.m.
AgriMin Oros: Agricultural area affected so far by drought – 1.1mln ha
The agricultural area affected so far by drought amounts to 1.1 million hectares, the largest being registered in Constanta County, 416,000 hectares, while the irrigated areas at national level have reached 222,121 hectares, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Adrian Oros (photo) said on Tuesday in a press briefing.
“So far we have the centralized situation related to the declarations of the disaster areas and related to the farmers’ declarations. The disaster area is 1.1 million hectares. (…) The counties with the largest disaster areas are Constanta, which has 416,000 hectares, and the irrigated area now 13,000 hectares, and Tulcea, which has a disaster area of 129,000 hectares, and here 13,000 hectares are irrigated. Ialomita with 123,000 hectares affected, and the irrigated area 25,000 hectares, Braila, with 97,000 hectares affected, and the irrigated area 100,000 hectares, Buzau – 75,000 hectares affected and 7,000 hectares irrigated, and Galati County 61,000 hectares affected and an irrigated area of 27,000 hectares. Today, a total of 222,131 hectares are irrigated around the country, the water being introduced on 2,100 kilometers of canal,” specified Oros.
He stressed that it is expected for all data to be centralized in order to know the exact area affected by the severe and extreme drought.