Bashkir farmers will receive 1.1 billion rubles of grants
UFA, 18 February 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Grant support to farmers is set at 1.1 billion rubles for 2019. It was announced at a briefing session in the government by the Interim Deputy Prime Minister — Minister of Agriculture of Bashkortostan Ilshat Fazrakhmanov. This is a total amount of funds for four programs: “Farmer Beginner”, “Family Livestock Farm”, “Cooperatives”, and the republican project “Revenue Generating Enterprise”. Seven hundred forty million will be received from the federal budget.
As for the results of last year, the farms of the Trans-Urals northeast subregions received the greatest number of grants, which was explained by the close attention of the government apparatus. For example, farmers of the Baymak district received 61 grants for 142.3 million rubles. Four “farm” grants for 7.2 million rubles were received in the Ermekeevo district. This year, the work of the heads of municipalities will be rated, including the results of attracting farm grants to the region, Ilshat Fazrahmanov recalled.
Currently, 6.5 thousand farm enterprises are operating in Bashkiria. The share of farms in the production of gross output last year amounted to 11.5% — 17.5 billion rubles. This is the 3rd place in the Volga Federal District and 11th place in the Russian Federation. Bashkir farmers produce 33% of grain, 30% of sunflower, 22% of sugar beet, 15% of greenhouse vegetables, 5% of meat and 11% of milk.
In Bashkiria, there are 620 thousand private subsidiary farms. To increase the incomes of private farmers, the republican Ministry of Agriculture elaborated a program for creating income-generating enterprises. Last year, 118 of them were created, the regional budget allocated 300 million rubles for their support. This year, residents of 264 rural settlements have already submitted applications for them. According to the plan of the Ministry of Agriculture, by the end of 2020, 4.5 thousand private subsidiary farms should unite in cooperatives, their profitability should eventually increase by 10%.