NIZHNY NOVGOROD, 11 Mar – RIA Novosti. Acting head of Mordovia Artyom Zdunov called agriculture a strategic branch of the region's economy, noting its dynamic growth, the press service of the head of the republic reports.
The acting head of Mordovia on Thursday took part in the expanded board of the Ministry of Agriculture of the republic. It was held on the basis of the Mordovexpocentre exhibition complex in Saransk, where an exhibition of agricultural machinery was launched, at which the latest models of machines and units of both domestic and foreign production were presented.
“Agriculture for us is a strategic sector of the economy. And it shows a real example of stable and dynamic growth. The volume of industrial agricultural production last year amounted to 106.2%, and this is despite the pandemic. After all, there are industries that are very strong from it. Thanks to state support, the republic is confidently among the leading regions in the production of basic types of products. And we need to strengthen the potential of the agro-industrial complex, including within the framework of state subsidies and preferential lending programs, “the press service quotes Zdunova as saying.
The head of the republic stressed that the development of the agro-industrial complex is directly related to the quality of life of the population, and noted that in 2020 the task was set to ensure an increase in the average wage of agricultural workers by at least 9%, while maintaining this growth in the medium term.
“It is very important in what conditions our rural worker lives. Due to rural mortgage, more than 600 residents of the republic have already improved their living conditions. At present, this mechanism has become even more attractive due to the reduction of the mortgage rate, due to the arrangement of sites for compact housing development, construction of social, engineering, transport infrastructure. Over the past year, the program covered 158 thousand people in rural areas. By 2025 it is planned to cover at least 300 thousand people – this is about 80% of the rural population of our republic, “Zdunov said.
It is noted that among the tasks facing the agrarians of the republic are the further increase in the production of agricultural products, the increase in exports, as well as the introduction of digital technologies, including the use of aerospace monitoring of the state of the land.
On the same day, the acting head of Mordovia signed agreements on cooperation between the government of the republic and the companies “Rosagroleasing” and “Pegas-Agro”, which provide for the interaction of the parties to equip agricultural producers of the republic with modern equipment. Since 2002, Rosagroleasing has invested 7.7 billion rubles in the development of the agro-industrial complex of the region, 3.4 thousand units of equipment have been supplied. Currently, the clients of the company are 112 agricultural producers of the republic.