In order for farmers to be able to receive subsidies for phytomeliorative measures, this very concept and its mechanisms are to be spelled out in the Law “On Land Reclamation” and in the corresponding state program. A draft law supported by the State Duma Committee with such norms can be considered in the first reading at one of the next meetings of the chamber.
In 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the state program “Effective involvement in the circulation of agricultural land and the development of the reclamation complex”, but phytomelioration was not included in it. Nothing is said about the features of the method in the Law “On Land Reclamation”, which closes the possibility for farmers to receive subsidies for these activities.
They decided to correct the situation last year after the visit of the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko to Dagestan. The parliament of the republic submitted a corresponding draft law to the State Duma.
Phytomeliorative measures were proposed to be included in the federal law and to provide for their financing under the state program. The State Duma Agrarian Committee supported the amendments, and its head Vladimir Kashin (KPRF) said that they should be adopted as soon as possible: “They will save thousands of hectares of agricultural land from aridity.”
The State Duma plans to consider the document in the first reading in the near future. The preliminary date is February 14th.
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