In 2019, in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, it is planned to commission more than 1750 hectares of reclaimed land, which is almost 3 times more than in 2018. On reclaimed lands, local farmers grow potatoes, vegetables, fruit and berry crops.
“Reclamation is carried out as part of a program for the development of land reclamation for agricultural purposes. Farmers are compensated up to 50% of the costs of construction, reconstruction and technical re-equipment of irrigation and drainage systems. In 2019, funding for this area was doubled to the level of 2018 and amounted to 50,7 million rubles, including 25,9 million rubles from the federal budget and 24,8 million rubles from the regional budget ”- said the Minister of Agriculture and Food Resources of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Nikolai Denisov.
“Agricultural producers in the region are increasingly showing interest in land reclamation, since the economic effect of the introduction of land reclamation systems in agricultural production is obvious. The yield of agricultural products from reclaimed land has doubled, while the cost has decreased. This is an affordable way to increase production volumes, which allows manufacturers to increase their competitiveness. "- Nikolay Denisov emphasized.
Recall that the state program for the development of land reclamation of agricultural land has been operating in the Nizhny Novgorod region since 2016 and will continue until 2020. In the period from 2016 to 2018, 5388 hectares of irrigated land were commissioned.
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