"Today, we have a unique opportunity to compare the points of the program, which prepares the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation on the development of the flax industry of Russia in the near future. <...> From 42 thousand hectares of flax crops 4.5 thousand ha of the Udmurt Republic. In fact it is 10 percent. The Ministry of agriculture of Russia together with the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation over the past 4 months have visited almost all the regions of Nechernozemie in order to carry out the analysis. And we have a clear understanding of what needs to be done" - these words opened the meeting, first Deputy Minister of agriculture of Russia Dzhambulat Hatuov.
According to him, these measures include: the provision of subsidies to producers of flax (primary product for processing flax); modernization of the existing production areas, purchase of modern equipment (government support in the form of a 50 percent reimbursement of costs incurred for upgrades).
The Director of the Department of crop production, mechanization, chemicalization and plant protection Ministry of agriculture Pyotr Chekmarev added that the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation works closely with flax Udmurtia, on the revival of the industry in the region. The task facing the Republic, to increase in the coming years, the sown area up to 20 thousand hectares. According to Petr Chekmarev, all grounds for this. This will contribute to the subsidies from the Russian Federation is 10 thousand rubles per hectare of crops. Regional government support will be about 2 thousand rubles per ha. Plus laproscopically can take a short preferential loans for the cultivation of flax (5 percent), as well as planned sectoral investment projects on modernization of flax mills (100 investment projects in Russia, including those in UR).
During the meeting, laproscopically Udmurt Republic marked another industry problem – an acute shortage of qualified technological personnel in the processing of flax.
The head of Udmurtia Alexander Brechalov asked lesopererabotki to prepare their proposals: what are the specialties in the first place, it is necessary to prepare personnel for the sector. "We have 42 College. I don't think this is a big problem. If we have a whole industry, it is necessary to form the state order for training of people at one of the colleges. Because all we're talking about – Federal, regional support – it will break on the lack of personnel. So we need all the questions to run in parallel", - said the head of the Republic. Support in the training promised to provide representatives of the Ministry of agriculture.
At the end of the meeting Alexander Brechalov thanked the Moscow colleagues for a working visit in Udmurtia: "With the support of Ministry of agriculture of Russia we will make every effort to address all these issues. I think we will find mechanisms to support industrial enterprises or as collateral or investment. The flax remains for us a priority".
Recall that the first steps to revive the industry have already been made. Udmurtiya has entered the inter-regional cluster of manufacturers of flax, which will contribute to the development of regional laproscopically new technologies for deep processing of flax.
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