A.Myrzakhmetov visited Akmola and Pavlodar regions
“The Head of State set the task of a development of the agro-industrial complex – a new driver of the economy, which is a basis of the new state program for the development of the agro-industrial complex for 2017-2021”, – the message says.
Specific indicators for the Governor’s Office for the development of the agro-industrial complex are defined in this program. So, the main purpose of the trip is to discuss the indicators and their implementation.
In accordance with the new state program for saturation of domestic market with domestic products, increase of a loading of processing and feed mills and strengthening the feed base of livestock, to diversify the acreage measures have been initiated. Currently in Akmola region loading of 6 oil refineries is no more than 30%, and feed mills – 56%. Therefore, in order to load the capacities of the plants, the area of oilseeds will be increased by 380 thousand hectares by 2021, fodder crops by 490 thousand hectares, barley 670 thousand hectares. And the wheat areas will be reduced by 680 thousand hectares. 5.1 million hectares of crops are planned to be planted in the region in the current year.
In general, during familiarization with preparations for spring sowing, the Minister focused on the fact that this year the interest rate on budget loans for spring-field works was reduced, and for the end user the rate constituted 5-6%. This reduction is primarily aimed at the conduct of a high-quality crop sowing.
Further, the Head of the Department held the meeting with the Governors and agricultural producers, at which they discussed measures for development of agricultural cooperation and increase of the output of agricultural products by using the potential of private household plots in the region.
On support of cooperatives, all measures have been taken by the state, such as: reducing the cost of equipment to 50%, subsidizing of mixed fodder and goods produced and surrendered for processing, low-interest loans for private household plots, and others.
In order to intensify the work on the establishment of agricultural cooperatives, the Ministry has developed a scheme for the acquisition of milk-receiving and slaughtering stations without an initial contribution by leasing them through JSC “Fund of Financial Support of Agriculture”. As an initial contribution, it is envisaged to use allocated investment subsidies in the amount of 50% of the total cost. Also, on the part of the state, cooperatives will receive 10 tenge for 1 liter of milk delivered for processing, 20 000 tenge for each head of cattle and 1 500 tenge for small cattle handed-over for processing.
After the meetings with the population of Akmola region, the Vice-Premier held the meeting with the mayors of the districts and farmers of Pavlodar region in Pavlodar. The meeting also noted the importance of development of agricultural cooperatives and ensuring of productive employment of county people, diversification of the structure of sown areas, preparation for spring-field works and the need of irrigated lands’ increase.
During the trip to Irtysh Land, Askar Myrzakhmetov familiarized with the work of the dairy plant in Pavlodar.
According to primeminister.kz, in Pavlodar region this year it is planned to place agricultural crops on the area of 1.3 million hectares, while grain crops – 692 thousand hectares (including wheat – 484 thousand hectares, barley – 78 thousand hectares), oilseeds – 192 thousand hectares. The need of oil and gas industry in the diesel fuel for carrying out the spring-field works in 2017 in accordance with the fuel consumption standards for the planned areas makes 16 thousand tons. As of April 11, it was shipped � 4.6 thousand tons.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050