Until 2014, that is, until the Crimea was part of Ukraine, the area of irrigated land on the Peninsula was 120-130 thousand ha. After the Republic became part of Russia, Ukraine shut the North-Crimean canal, which provides up to 90% of the needs in drinking and irrigation water. As a result, the area of reclaimed land decreased significantly.
According to Ryumshina, growth in irrigated areas was made possible thanks to state support. So, in 2017 put into operation 1,6 hectares of reclaimed farmland. For these purposes it was allocated about 153 million rubles In the coming years, the funding must increase. For example, in 2018, the state of land reclamation in the Crimea will be 416,6 million.
The Minister noted that the development of reclamation will achieve consistently high yields of vegetables, perennial crops and grapes.
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