This was reported today at the Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev by the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Kairat Aituganov.

As was noted by K. Aituganov, the Action Plan developed by the Ministry of Agriculture includes 134 actions on 8 tasks of the State Program.

“It is envisaged that priority lending to cooperatives will be made by the Fund of financial support for agriculture, with repayment of the initial payment through investment subsidies, as well as allocation of subsidies to cooperatives for recovering VAT costs. This will see conclusion of tripartite plans between the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population and Akimats with indicators for regions for each year. In 2017 it is planned to increase the number of active cooperatives to 326,” – the First Deputy Minister said.

As a result of measures taken, with the same budget the coverage of producers with state support will increase 7.5 times.

To ensure efficient use of water resources, accumulation of necessary volumes of water resources, measures will be taken for reconstructing critical-condition water systems and hydro-technical structures under state property, constructing new water reservoirs and reconstructing irrigation and drainage systems infrastructure. Implementation of above measures allows implementing the President’s instruction on putting into operation more than 600 thousand hectares of lands with regular irrigation and to increase their area in 2021 to 2 million hectares, the First Deputy Minister noted.

There have been addressed the issues of increasing provision of agricultural producers with machinery and chemicals, developing trade and logistics infrastructure. In total, implementing the Action Plan in 2017-2021 requires around 2.4 trillion tenge, of them via state budget – 1.2 trillion, local budgets – 852 billion tenge, MFI and businesses – 306 billion tenge.

“February 21 this year the Action Plan draft was approved at the session of the National Budget Committee, as well as coordinated with the Presidential administration, concerned Ministries and agencies, regional Akimats, cities of Astana and Almaty,” K. Aituganov concluded.

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Published: 28 February 2017

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