The Ministry of Agriculture intends to expand the range of assistance in connection with the loss of crops by farmers in the southern regions of the country, the correspondent of the business information center reports Kapital.kz .
“The situation in the south is very difficult. You all know that abnormal cold weather has come, so we are keeping the situation under control, there is an acute issue of coal supply. The issue is being considered at the government level, we raised it last November, wrote to our colleagues from other ministries. The first thing we asked to do is to provide greenhouse farms with coal. To do this, we need greenhouse associations to be given the status of a wholesale supplier of coal, so that they bring coal to themselves at a low price, without market surcharges,” Agriculture Minister Yerbol Karashukeyev said, answering journalists’ questions on the sidelines of the expanded board of the Ministry of Agriculture.
He clarified that a number of farmers’ greenhouses bear the costs. The harvest died because they couldn’t plant it in time.
“In this regard, we will work on the issue with local executive bodies. It will be necessary to work it out with akimats – how to help these farms so that they can continue to function and produce products. And the third issue – the issue of subsidies should be further considered, increasing the size of subsidies for greenhouse farms,” the minister said. As he said in his report, a project has been launched to increase the incomes of the rural population through the active development of agricultural cooperation through microcredit. Over seven years, it is planned to allocate 1 trillion tenge for these purposes, covering more than a million villagers and involving half of all personal subsidiary farms in cooperative entrepreneurship with the creation of more than 350 thousand jobs. “In 2023, 52.4 billion tenge was allocated to akimats for the implementation of the project with a plan to issue 11 thousand microcredits and create more than 12 thousand jobs. Currently, the akimats of the regions are preparing calculations of the additional need for budgetary funds to be submitted for clarification of the republican budget,” said Yerbol Karashukeyev.
In addition, as part of the replication of the experience of the North Kazakhstan Region, it is planned to implement 178 investment projects, including 105 dairy farms worth more than 300 billion tenge, 28 vegetable storages worth 50 billion tenge, 12 poultry farms worth 95.5 billion tenge and 27 irrigation projects worth 27 billion tenge. “In addition, monitoring and control of the implementation by akimats of Roadmaps for the implementation of investment projects will be provided, within the framework of which 884 investment projects totaling 2.8 trillion tenge are planned for 2022-2026, including 291 investment projects worth 536 billion tenge with the creation of 6.6 thousand jobs are planned to be introduced in 2023,” he said the head of the Ministry of Agriculture.
In order to achieve indicators for self-sufficiency in basic foodstuffs, measures will be taken to implement the country’s Food Security Plan until 2024, comprehensive plans for the development of the sugar industry and for the construction and modernization of vegetable storages for a five-year period.
In general, 14 import substitution investment projects worth more than 78 billion tenge will be implemented in 2023.
A source: https://kapital.kz
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