28 September 2011, Wednesday, 15:42

Bashkortostan has to increase the fleet of grain machinery

author: Rasul Khamidullin

The shortage and wear of the agricultural machinery is one of the serious problems in agriculture of Bashkortostan. The deputy Prime-Minister of the Government RB, the Minister of agriculture RB Ernst Isaev stated about it today in the course of online conference on the site of “The Public Electronic Newspaper”.

“Thanks to the Republican program for subsidizing of acquisition of agricultural machinery Bashkir agrarians have managed to acquire about 2500 units of machinery for the sum of 2,8 billion rubles – about 600 tractors, 280 harvesters and many other machines”.

At the same time Ernst Isaev has stated that they still have to work much in this direction.

“We have to increase the number of harvesters, working on our fields. If we had one thousand harvesters more, we would have been able to finish the harvest with the result at least 3,5 million tons of grain. So in the nearest future we have to provide our agrarians with the efficient mechanisms to help them to acquire these machines”.

In total complexity about 40% of the cost of the acquired agricultural machinery has been covered with the budget subsidies in 2011.