09 July 2010, Friday, 14:55

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia estimates damages from the drought for support rendering to regions

author: Galiya Nabieva

— In our republic all measures to supply cattle breeding with roughage, succulent feed are taken, — the first deputy minister of agriculture of Bashkortostan Nikolay Kovalenko said at the selector session of the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia to organize assistance to agricultural producers, suffered from the drought. Financial support of one billion roubles in total is rendered to agricultural producers for liquidation of the drought consequences.

The staff session was conducted by the Minister of Agriculture of Russia Elena Skrynnik. Nikolay Kovalenko in his report informed that the state of emergency is imposed today in all 54 regions of the republic in connection with the drought.

The forage conservation campaign is conducted all over the territory of Bashkortostan. As of July 7, 7,2 centners of fodder units are prepared per one conditional head of cattle.

Insufficient part of straw and hay it is planned to stock up in the Perm, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen regions. The preliminary arrangement with these regions is already reached.

Tatarstan, Samara, Orenburg, Saratov and Chelyabinsk regions also participated in the selector meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture. In these regions for today, the state of emergency is imposed also.

According to all available information, the emergency situation because of the drought is also imposed in Mordovia, Udmurtiya, Chuvashiya, the Volgograd, Penza, Nizhniy Novgorod and Voronezh regions. Now there are 14 subjects in this list.

During a month, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation will conduct work on the damages estimation in the regions, which suffered from the drought. The data obtained as a result of expertise will become the grounds for the state assistance rendering.

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