The Angara region will allocate 25 million rubles to eliminate the consequences of drought

The Angara region will allocate 25 million rubles to eliminate the consequences of drought


The Irkutsk region will be allocated from regional reserve Fund of 25 million rubles to eliminate the consequences of drought, said the Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko during the exhibition “Agricultural week”, reports the press service of the regional government.

IRKUTSK, 21 Oct. The Irkutsk region will be allocated from regional reserve Fund of 25 million rubles to eliminate the consequences of drought, said the Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko during the exhibition “Agricultural week”, reports the press service of the regional government.

“In addition, the letter of financial assistance for drought-affected farms, as well as the request to allocate the Irkutsk region of 60 thousand tons of grain from the inventory of the Fund to the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation. These measures will help to compensate for the losses suffered by the economy, and allow for normal agricultural work next year”, — the press service quoted the words Levchenko.

Soil drought last summer, underwent the 13 districts of the Angara region, suffered 194 economy. The total area lost crops exceeded 98 thousand hectares. According to expert estimates of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation, the actual damage amounted to 481 million rubles.

Despite the extreme conditions of the current year, agrarians of the region have received sufficient harvest, collecting more than 500 thousand tons, according to a press release citing the Minister of agriculture of the Irkutsk region Ilya Sumarokov. The regional Ministry expects will be collected 150 thousand tons of vegetables, including 25 thousand tons in selskokhoziastvennaya and peasant (farmer) farms. The Angara region provides itself with meat by 60%, milk — up to 87%, vegetables — 70%, potatoes by 100%, production of eggs exceeds the needs of the region by 58%.

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