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30 June 2021, 20:25

Radiy Khabirov: Bashkiria agrarians will receive state support for soil improvement and drought control

In 2021, 2.5 million hectares of the area were sown with winter and spring crops in Bashkortostan. At the end of June, due to climatic conditions and dry summer, 300 thousand hectares of sown fields were affected, the Head of Bashkortostan noted. Of these, on 150 thousand hectares, the plants died completely. Due to the drought, 33 districts of the republic were damaged, especially in the regions of the Trans-Urals.
“We assume that this year the grain harvest will not exceed 2 million tons with the expected 5 million tons. In order to manage such risks, as President Vladimir Putin noted during the Direct Line, we need to develop soil improvement systems. The republic has 175 irrigation systems on 40 thousand hectares, but the infrastructure is worn out by 90 percent. These are systems built in the 1970s and 1980s. However, since January 1, 2022, a new state program will start, in which agricultural producers are provided with subsidies for half of the costs of creating amelioration systems.
The program is federal, we plan to take an active part in it and set the task of bringing the area of ​​irrigated land to 100 thousand hectares in our Bashkortostan by 2030,” Radiy Khabirov explained.
The Head of Bashkortostan instructed the Ministry of Agriculture of Bashkortostan to provide comprehensive support to farmers in preparing documents for participation in the program.
“The second perspective area is investments. In the Baymaksky district, the investor is already designing a soil improvement system, and we hope in this way to solve some of the problems caused by the drought, ” Radiy Khabirov said.
Recall that the Agrodinamika group of companies, which previously worked in the Saratov and Penza regions, plans to build irrigation systems in the Baymaksky district next year on an area of ​​more than 2.5 thousand hectares, and more than 10 thousand areas for soil improvement are planned in total. It will also affect the territories of the Abzelilovsky, Baymaksky, Uchalinsky and Khaibullinsky regions of the republic.
Earlier the project was presented at Investment Hour session. It will improve fertility in the arid part of Bashkortostan, increase the region's export potential and create 200 new jobs. The volume of investments will exceed 4 billion rubles.
Author:Azat Gizzatullin
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