Why is irrigation water rejected in Kotayk? (video)

There is irrigation water problem in Kotayk region same village, which has 7000 ha lands. Though water passes near fields, the villagers refuse to use it. Kotayk resident Sos Simonyan complains that water price is very high for them, “Lucerne field needs 110-120 thousands AMD for 1ha irrigation during one year, which is not beneficial, there was a year, when I got angry and didn’t irrigate.”

The villagers refuse the water and rely on God, expecting rain, as a result of which they get 10-15 hundredweight crops instead of 50-60, which barely satisfies basic necessities.