The area of crop losses is about five thousand hectares, about 53 agricultural enterprises of the region were affected.
The administration has introduced an emergency regime of regional significance throughout the territory of Chuvashia.
Agricultural producers of the Shemurshinsky region report huge losses in the cultivation of sugar beets. Oleg Kuznetsov, director of the Kolos agricultural company, draws attention to the small size and weight of root crops and says that about 32 thousand rubles were spent on each hectare, in general, the losses of the enterprise itself can reach 7 million rubles.
The drought also affected the potato fields. This year, in terms of meteorological conditions, turned out to be worse than the remembered 2010; precipitation was not observed from the very moment of sowing. Previously, the yield of potatoes was at least 190-200 c / ha, now it is half as much, while all potatoes are very small.
The drought did not leave without attention and grain crops. Oleg Alekseev, head of the department of agriculture and ecology of the Shemurshinsky district, emphasizes that the harvesting of grain in the region is fully completed, 33 thousand tons have been harvested, which is 30% less than last year.
Eight districts have suffered from soil drought in the region: Shemurshinsky, Yantikovsky, Kozlovsky, Yalchiksky, Urmarsky, Batyrevsky, Komsomolsky and Kanashsky.
Alina Semenova, acting Minister of Agriculture of Chuvashia, drew attention to the fact that now work is underway to develop a plan of measures to reduce the scale of damage, prepare the necessary documentation for transfer to the Ministry of Agriculture. With the introduction of an emergency regime, agricultural producers may not pay fines, as well as receive special state support.
Under the new law on agricultural insurance, an agricultural producer is reimbursed 80% of losses in connection with the loss of crops due to natural emergencies, which include soil drought, and not 50%, as was the case in the previous version of the law.