11 April 2011, Monday, 17:55

Rustem Khamitov: “Bashkortostan is ready for sowing works”

author: Galya Nabieva

“We are ready for the sowing campaign and for further field works” – The President RB Rustem Khamitiv has reported to the Volga federal district Council, which meeting is held in Samara now – “We are mobilized”.

The President RB has mentioned the Republic is considered the biggest agricultural region. About one million 600 thousand people live in the countryside. The region is quite ready for the sowing works and Bashkir agrarians are provided with necessary seeds, fuel and fertilizers.

Rustem Khamitov told about financial support for the agrarians. 1,5 billion rubles will be allocated for these purposes from budgets of both levels, including 800 millions from the Republican exchequer. The sowing works will be carried out on the area two million hectares this year. The specialists estimate the condition of 80% of spring crops as satisfactory. 93% of the Republican agricultural machinery is ready for work now. Rustem Khamitov has paid special attention to modernization of the agricultural fleet. The Republic allocated 200 million rubles for these purposes in 2011. About 500 new machines have already been acquired since the beginning of this year.

The participants of the Council became very interested in the decision of the Republican leadership to modernize all available milk farms in the Republic. About 500 milk farms will be reequipped for five years according to the newest standards.