The government of the Khabarovsk Territory will provide assistance to farmers who, due to waterlogging of the soil, were left without a crop. An emergency regime was introduced in the Khabarovsk region and the Lazo region. The issue of compensation for damage is now being resolved. Acting head of the region Mikhail Degtyarev said this during a trip to agricultural enterprises, reports the portal "Gubernia".
A third of the crops in the Khabarovsk Territory falls on the Lazo district, but for several years in a row, farmers have not been able to grow their crops. Water is killing corn, soybeans, barley, oats, wheat and potatoes. Once the fields remained dry thanks to the reclamation system built in the middle of the last century. Now 80% of structures are critically worn out.
“We only have in the Lazo region, where we work today, out of 16 thousand hectares, which were once drained thanks to the reclamation system introduced in Soviet times, today there are less than 6 thousand hectares in circulation,” said Mikhail Degtyarev.
The Regional Ministry of Agriculture annually calculates the damage that agricultural producers have received due to waterlogging of the soil. Each time the bill goes to tens of millions of rubles. The losses are compensated by the reserve fund of the government of the Khabarovsk Territory.
“We have already determined the damage, the amount. We consider the five-year average damage, and now it has turned out in the Lazo region - they suffered damage for 21 million, ”said the head of the regional agriculture ministry Alexander Shkurin.
The regional government is confident that permanent compensation for damage is not a way out of this situation. Now, on behalf of the Acting Governor, a program is being developed to restore reclamation systems and build new structures. The region plans to receive money for this at the expense of federal programs and subsidies.