Type of drilling rigs for gas production in the Turkmen Karakum. People on the rigs at work. Types of the Karakum desert, dump sites, abandoned deposits. Types of villages, settlements. People at home, heat stoves, heat water. A view of the school building in disrepair. The guys in the classroom sit in clothes. Interviews, stories of the General Director of "Turkmengazprom" P. I. Polyubai, director of the NIEI with the Computing Center of the State Planning Committee of the TSSR, Doctor of Economics D. Bayramov, chairman of the Darganatinsk regional executive committee S. Eldashev, shepherd of the collective farm "Gyzyl-Baydak" H. Goshaev. People talk about the thoughtless waste of the republic's colossal natural resources.