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Six Expert Groups to Protect Persepolis agaisnt Poisonous Smokes

Tehran, 4 July 2007 (CHN) - The Governorship of Marvdasht is determined to prohibit farmers from setting fire to wastages in agricultural lands in vicinity of Persepolis World Heritage site, located in Iranian Fars province, through organizing an expert group consisted of experts of Iran's Agriculture-Jihad Ministry, Iran's Environment Organization, Forest and Pasture Organization, Municipality, and Governor Office.

Persepolis surrounded by smokes

Announcing this news, Mehran Hafari, governor of Marvdasht told CHN that since the problem is directly related to farmers, they will try to settle it down peacefully by encouraging farmers through training them instead of using force and threatening them.

"In order to find a solution to this problem, last year training lectures were organized for farmers by attendance of experts to teach farmers appropriate approaches for destroying their agricultural wastages instead of setting fire to them," added Hafari.

He further expressed hope that with holding such training programs, we don't witness the repetition of such a wrong activity in the vicinity of Persepolis World Heritage Site any more.

During recent years setting fire to the remnants of last year's agricultural products instead of ploughing them during the months of May and June in district of Persepolis has become a matter of controversy which not only poses a real threat to the stones of this world heritage site but also disturb visitors to Persepolis.

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