Iran: Tehran province annual greenhouse output to reach 820,000 tons

The annual production of fruits and vegetables in Tehran Province’s greenhouses is planned to reach 820,000 tons in the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021), the head of the province’s Agriculture Department announced.

Karim Zolfaqari put the province’s annual greenhouse fruit, vegetable output at 750,000 tons in the past year, IRNA reported on Tuesday. The official also said that 323 hectares of new greenhouses were created in the province during the previous year, putting Tehran on top of the list of provinces in this regard.

Iran plans to create 2,500 hectares of new greenhouses in the country during the current Iranian calendar year, which is named the year of “Surge in Production”, according to the operator of the plan for developing greenhouses. As reported by the Agriculture Ministry, Habib Radfar has said that the new greenhouses being created, the total greenhouse area in the country will reach 4,600 hectares.

He further mentioned that of the 2,500 hectares projected for this year, some 1,200 hectares will be created in the current year, but will be put into operation in the first half of the next year (March 21-September 21, 2021).

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