Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev visited the Republic of Buryatia, where he held a working meeting with the head of the region Alexei Tsydenov, and also got acquainted with the work of agricultural enterprises and the development of rural areas, reports official website of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia.
The harvesting campaign in the republic is just beginning. The head of the Ministry of Agriculture emphasized that in 2022 the sown area increased by 3 thousand hectares. Currently, their structure for the next year is being formed, and according to preliminary data, the areas in the region will be increased.
There is a potential for their expansion, including in terms of the development of land reclamation. Now a little more than 70% of reclaimed land is used in the agricultural production of Buryatia. In 2022, within the framework of a new specialized state program, two projects of the republic were subsidized for 22,4 million rubles. The minister called on the region to intensify further work in this direction.
The head of the Ministry of Agriculture also emphasized the attention of the region to the issues of bringing state support funds to farmers. Last year the figure was at the level of 100%. This year, the volume of federal funds allocated to the region has been increased by 200 million rubles, and now the amount is higher than the national average.
Separately, the parties discussed the implementation of the state program "Integrated Development of Rural Territories". In 2021, the republic participated in four events, for which more than 500 million rubles were allocated, the development was 100%. This year, the region has received 300 million rubles more, key projects are related to the construction and overhaul of educational institutions.