17 January 2012, Tuesday, 17:01

Bashkir agrarians will ensure crops at 117 million rubles

author: Galia Nabieva

Bashkir agrarians intend to ensure the crops in 2012 because agriculture is considered one of the most risky branches of economics, the Ministry for agriculture RB reports.

117 million rubles is allocated by the budgets of both levels for insurance of crops: 95 million – by the federal exchequer and 22 million – by the budget RB.

The severest drought in summer 2010 has become a good lesson for the agrarians. That time the emergency situation was announced in the Republic by five hazardous natural phenomena at once. The death of crops has been registered on the area of more than 1 million 239 thousand hectares. The drought has adversely affected the Republican economics – in total complexity 1893 agricultural enterprises and farms have suffered the drought that time. The material loss was estimated at billions rubles.

Bashkortostan has received 3 billion 88 million rubles of credits from the federal exchequer for liquidation of the drought’s after-effects.

In 2012 the federal exchequer allocates 6 billion rubles for agricultural insurance and in opinion of the experts this step allows increasing the share of insured territories up to 70%. According to the new federal law, coming into force on January 1, the state pays a half of the insurance premium according to the contract, thereby lowering the financial burden upon the agrarians. The list of the objects, subject to insurance, is widened in accordance with the law. The state support for insurance of the risks of murrain in cattle-breeding is planned beginning from the next year too.