In 2021, the Moscow Region achieved record figures for the commissioning of reclaimed land. Irrigation and drainage activities (reconstruction and construction of irrigation and drainage systems) were carried out on an area of 1880 hectares. The planned indicators were almost twice exceeded, the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region reports.
It became possible to achieve such high results due to the allocation of additional funds from the budget of the Moscow Region to subsidize irrigation and drainage activities. The bulk of the work was carried out in the Dmitrovsky and Kolomensky urban districts.
“Land reclamation is an integral part of modern technological agriculture. Correctly carried out reclamation measures allow minimizing climatic risks, achieving a guaranteed harvest and even significantly increasing it, ”said Sergei Voskresensky, Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region.
According to him, the ministry pays special attention to this issue and is currently working on additional measures to improve the mechanisms of state support for land reclamation activities.