This year, it is planned to allocate 461,2 million rubles of subsidies from the federal budget to support measures for liming soils, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture reports.
Work on an area of 174,5 thousand hectares will be carried out within the framework of the federal project "Engaging and comprehensive reclamation of agricultural land", included in the new state program for the effective involvement of agricultural land in the turnover and the development of the reclamation complex of the Russian Federation.
Liming acidic soils improves their agrochemical and agrophysical properties and increases fertility. In 2022, subsidies will support 227 projects worth 1,3 billion rubles. Farmers at the expense of the federal and regional budgets are compensated for 50% of their actual costs. The largest volume of work is planned in the regions of the Central and Volga Federal Districts - here, with the involvement of state subsidies, it is planned to cover 96,4 thousand and 57,7 thousand hectares, respectively. In general, according to the new state program, liming is planned to be carried out on an area of 2030 thousand hectares by the end of 2.