MOSCOW, September 7th - RIA Novosti. More than 22 thousand Russian selhozhozyaystv affected by drought, confirmed by direct losses in agriculture amounted to more than 39 billion rubles, said Tuesday the State Duma, Elena Skrynnik Minister of Agriculture, referring to the examination of the ministry.
According to her, killing crops almost 13 million hectares, accounting for 30% of the area sown in the affected regions. State of emergency due to drought has been introduced in 38 regions of Russia.
More than 22 thousand Russian agricultures affected by drought, confirmed by direct losses in agriculture amounted to more than 39 billion rubles, said Tuesday the State Duma, Elena Skrynnik Minister of Agriculture, referring to the examination ministry.
At the same time, the minister assured that in spite of the substantial losses of grain in the country is enough to cover domestic needs as food, and on forage purposes. According to the agency, to date, collected 47 million tons of grain. In general, this year's grain harvest is projected in the amount of 60-65 million tonnes, over stocks last year - 26 million tonnes.
Skrynnik also recalled that the Government and the Ministry took several measures aimed at supporting the affected regions . In particular, allocated 35 billion rubles, of which 25 billion - low cost loans and 10 billion - subsidies to cover the direct damage. In the subjects of the Russian Federation has sent 14.8 billion rubles of budget credits, and all 10 billion rubles in subsidies to the affected regions have received, the minister said.
According to her, the decision to prolong the affected farmers and short-term investment loans, leasing payments, a decision to ban the export of grain.
Minister of Agriculture also reported that agricultural insurance bill in next Thursday will be submitted to the government and then submitted to the Duma.