The tasks for the development of the agro-industrial complex of the Nizhny Novgorod region for 2021 were discussed at a meeting of the board of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Resources of the Nizhny Novgorod Region. The event took place at the site of the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Institute of Management and Economics of the Agro-Industrial Complex.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Governor of the region Andrei Sanosyan, Minister of Agriculture and Food Resources Nikolai Denisov, Chairman of the Committee of the Legislative Assembly of the Nizhny Novgorod Region on the agro-industrial complex Igor Tyurin, heads of administrations and heads of agricultural departments of districts and urban districts of the Nizhny Novgorod region, heads of leading agricultural enterprises.
“When implementing any program, be it the integrated development of rural areas or subsidizing agricultural producers, many questions arise. Our main task is to identify these negative aspects and work out ways to overcome them. It is extremely important that the indicators that we saw in the agro-industrial complex last year grow in 2021. For this, correct work should be carried out at all levels, it is necessary to develop prompt and accurate solutions to all emerging issues, ”said Andrei Sanosyan.
The Deputy Governor noted that, in general, the agro-industrial complex is showing good growth: the sown area is increasing, the yield of agricultural crops per hectare, and the processing of agricultural products is developing.
“Processing of agricultural products is a direction that is in demand both in Russia and in the whole world. Moreover, today there is a tendency towards its long-term growth, interest from investors, international companies, ”Andrei Sanosyan emphasized.
Nikolai Denisov, Minister of Agriculture and Food Resources of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, said that, despite the difficult weather conditions and the difficult economic situation caused by the pandemic, 2020 was a successful year for the agro-industrial complex of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
“Good results have been obtained for all types of crops, in the livestock and processing industries. The achieved level of production allows satisfying the internal needs of the region for grain, potatoes, eggs. Today, there are tasks to achieve full provision of the region with milk, meat, vegetables, ”the minister said.
The implementation of investment projects, in particular, the construction of large dairy farms in Pochinkovsky, Vachsky, Ardatovsky, Koverninsky, Bolsheboldinsky, Lyskovsky districts, contributes to the solution of these goals. In addition, the region is expected to launch pig-breeding complexes in the Ardatovskiy and Sergachskiy districts, and to commission a greenhouse plant for the production of vegetables in the Borskiy district.
“We are also faced with the task of carrying out the sowing campaign in accordance with the set plans and deadlines. The food security of the region depends on this. This year it is planned to produce at least 1,3 million tons of grain, 400 thousand tons of potatoes, about 40 thousand tons of vegetables, 360 thousand tons of sugar beet, ”Nikolai Denisov said.
The head of the agrarian department stressed that along with the solution of production problems, the issues of the development of rural areas are being addressed. In particular, work is underway within the framework of the state program "Comprehensive Development of Rural Areas", in which the region has been participating since 2020.
“During this time, the program has shown its effectiveness: housing is being built for workers in the agricultural and social sectors, improvement projects are being implemented, road infrastructure is being developed, work is being carried out to gasify villages and villages, new social, cultural and sports institutions are emerging. This year alone, over 1 billion rubles will be allocated for the development of rural areas in the region, ”added Nikolai Denisov.
Following the meeting, Igor Tyurin, the chairman of the committee of the Legislative Assembly of the Nizhny Novgorod region on the agro-industrial complex, emphasized that the event was fruitful.
“Our farmers reach new heights every year, and we are proud of the results of their work. In parallel with this, I would like to note the consolidated work of the deputy corps, in particular the Agrarian Committee, and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Nizhny Novgorod Region. We have built the interaction in such a way that in the event of any problematic situation in the agro-industrial complex or the creation of a new bill or initiative, we jointly work out ways of solving and implement them, ”the deputy noted.
We will remind, earlier the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin reported that in general, more than 4,5 billion rubles were allocated to support the enterprises of the agro-industrial complex of the region this year, which is 8% more than a year earlier. Currently, 2 billion rubles of these funds have already been brought to agricultural producers.