The Parliament of Tatarstan adopted a law on food security

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Deputies of the state Council of Tatarstan at a meeting on Thursday adopted a bill on food security, designed to facilitate the saturation of the market of the Republic of the necessary and available products, the press service of the regional Parliament.

«Work on the draft law «On food security of the Republic of Tatarstan» was conducted from the end of last year. It is aimed at creating a legal framework governing the planning of agricultural production, raw materials and food, the saturation of the market of Tatarstan is required and available for population with food», — is spoken in the message.

The draft law in first reading was adopted in February, in connection with necessity of more detailed study of the provisions of the bill the deputies have extended the period of amendments until may. Among the main objectives of food security are sustainable development of the production of quality agricultural products, raw materials and food in an amount sufficient to hold the values of food security of the Republic.

Chairman of Tatarstan state Council Farid Mukhametshin has repeatedly said about the importance of the instrument. In his view, supporting its producers, increasing business activity of rural population to food supply market, Republic of this bill is to create an opportunity organized to collect agricultural produce and sell it.

The Minister of agriculture and food of the Republic Marat Akhmetov stressed that joint efforts are needed to achieve any real change that would protect the joint interests of the producers.

Earlier, the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov noted that by the end of 2016, the volume of agricultural products in Tatarstan made up 238,6 billion rubles, which in comparable prices is by 5% more in 2015, the Republic leads the nation in milk production, is the second largest collection of potato, the fourth largest producer of meat and poultry, the eighth — the collection of grain and sugar beet. According to the Ministry of agriculture of Tatarstan Republic, in 2016, it produced about 1.8 million tons of milk, more than 480 thousand of meat and poultry, are collected 4.3 million tons of wheat, 1.4 million tons of potatoes, 2.3 million tons of sugar beet, more than 400 thousand tons of vegetables. In the Volga Federal district Tatarstan for the production of agricultural products ranked first in the country — is among the three leaders after Krasnodar and Rostov.

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