At the site of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, a working meeting was held to monitor the execution of instructions of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin from 31.10.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX to identify mechanisms to reduce the cost of electricity for agricultural producers. The First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues, the president of AKKOR, Vladimir Plotnikov, sharply criticized the failure to fulfill this order and urged the relevant ministries to become more actively involved in this work.
Recall that on October 13, 2017, at a meeting on the development of the agro-industrial complex in Voronezh, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to work out the issue of equalizing tariffs in agriculture and industry. The deadline is March 1, 2018.
“Tariffs for agricultural producers are still very high - 1,5-2 times higher than for industrial enterprises. The situation does not change despite the fact that the President of the Russian Federation has repeatedly demanded that a solution to the problem be found. For example, in the Altai Territory, an agricultural enterprise pays 6,16 rubles. per 1 kW, and industrial - just over 4 rubles / kW; in the Voronezh region, a farmer pays 7,64 rubles. per 1 kW, and an industrial enterprise - 3,49 rubles; in the Chelyabinsk region, respectively 6,44 and 4,50 rubles / kW. Moreover, the tariffs themselves are increasing annually. A similar picture is observed in most regions of the country, ”said Vladimir Plotnikov.
The President of AKKOR has repeatedly stated that setting higher tariffs for agricultural producers is openly discriminatory and is justifiably criticized by farmers and other small forms of farming in the countryside.
“It is necessary to equate the cost of electricity tariffs for agricultural producers with the tariffs of industrial enterprises,” Vladimir Plotnikov suggested. - “Agricultural producers and industrial enterprises work on the same land. It is necessary to introduce a level playing field. "
In addition, the parliamentarian considers it appropriate to introduce a reduction factor on energy resources for agricultural producers in regions with severe climatic conditions. “This is due to the fact that the costs of production and processing of agricultural products in these regions in winter conditions are significantly higher, which significantly increases the cost of production, which becomes uncompetitive compared to products of regions with a mild climate,” he emphasized.