Marat Zyabbarov: A new program to support small enterprises "Agroprogress" will be launched in Tatarstan this year

14 May 2021, Friday

Today, Chairman of the State Council Farid Mukhametshin visited Sabinsky district, where he held a zonal seminar-meeting on increasing business activity of the rural population. The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan – Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan Marat Zyabbarov, heads of 11 municipal districts, heads of private subsidiary farms, family farms, heads of a number of ministries and departments, deputies of relevant committees of the State Council.

Zonal meetings aimed at increasing the business activity of the villagers have been held since 2009. This year, the first such meeting was held on May 12 in the Kamsko-Ustinsky district, and in the near future it is planned to hold two more in Bugulminsky and Nurlatsky districts. Opening the meeting in Sabinsky district, which is one of the republican leaders in development of small businesses, the head of the Parliament recalled that the President of Tatarstan has set a task to increase the business activity of the rural population. At the zonal meetings, specific proposals are developed to support the agricultural sector.

"Thanks to the coordinated work of all levels of government, it is possible to keep indicators of the development of the village at a fairly high level," Farid Mukhametshin stressed, " a lot of work is being done in the republic to develop the agro-industrial complex. Last year, products worth 263.4 billion rubles were produced, it is 4% more than in 2019. In terms of agricultural production, Tatarstan takes the 4th place among the regions of the country and the first in the Volga Federal District, it fully provides itself with the main types of agricultural products. A record grain harvest of 5.6 million tons has been collected."

In the republic, where there are more than 5 thousand agricultural organizations, including more than 4 thousand farms, as well as more than 468 thousand personal subsidiary farms, a large number of federal and republican state programs are implemented. There is a grant support for farmers, a program to support agricultural consumer cooperatives. In 2020, 477 million rubles were allocated to support private farms. The most popular areas are the preservation of dairy herds in the households of the population and the construction of mini-dairy farms. According to the head of the parliament, it is necessary to actively involve enterprising villagers to participate in these projects.

During his speech, Marat Zyabbarov noted active participation in the state program of integrated rural development of the districts of this zone, and Kukmor has mastered almost 14% of the republican limit of 335 million rubles.

"For 2021, compared to last year, the limits of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia have been reduced, which has also affected our volumes. 1.3 billion rubles are provided for the year, the main amount is provided for financing the "Rural Mortgage" program. To date, 466 mortgage loans have already been issued for 993 million rubles out of 3126 applications received. The Government of the Russian Federation is considering the allocation of additional limits for this program. Therefore, if you have high-quality application documentation from the district, you will be able to apply for additional funds, " the minister said.

He went on to say that a new program to support small businesses, Agroprogress, will be launched this year. The grant is provided for agricultural producers with a cash income of no more than 120 million rubles and valid for at least 1 year. The indicator of the grant is an increase in agricultural products of own production by 10%."

Within the framework of the meeting, the most pressing issues of the development of the farmer movement were discussed: resumption of the issuance of subsidized loans for private farms, creation of a logistics center for the sale of consumer cooperation products.

The proposals made during the workshop will be included in the final document, which will be sent to the state and municipal authorities. "We will try to support reasonable proposals and initiatives," the head assured.

At the end of the seminar-meeting, an award ceremony was held for the winners of the annual republican competition among rural settlements of the Republic of Tatarstan.

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