Authorities in Smolensk region have introduced new measures of state support of laproscopically

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippoupolitis flaxAuthorities in Smolensk region have introduced new measures of state support of laproscopically© RIA Novosti / Alexey Filippov

. Linoleuma economy of the Smolensk region this year will be able to obtain loans on preferential terms for conducting the spring sowing campaign, the funds will provide the Smolensk regional Fund for support of entrepreneurship, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional administration.

«We have significantly improved its position both in the number of hectares occupied by len, and on volumes of gathering of flax. Let me remind you, for the production of flax fiber we are the first among the six linoleumi regions of the Central Federal district and the second place among 18 linoleumi of constituent entities of the Russian Federation. In this regard, I have taken the decision to implement new measures to support agricultural producers that are already cultivating this culture or just planning to develop this direction», — said Governor Alexei Ostrovsky at the workshop members of the regional administration.

However, he noted that the loans granted can be directed for spring sowing campaign and for investment purposes — for purchasing of specialized equipment needed for the cultivation of flax. Credits will be issued in the amount of 3 million rubles for a period up to three years. «The convening of the spring sowing campaign, the loans will be granted with an interest rate of 1% per annum and, importantly, with a deferred initial payment for 6 months, for investment purposes of 5% per annum», — said the head of the region.

Ostrovsky was commissioned to bring to all agricultural enterprises information on the introduction of «unprecedented in the entire country» support measures.

«We’ll start to issue soft loans for such circumstances, and, of course, we will be glad, if you will follow our example and in other constituent entities of the Russian Federation», — said the Governor.

The press service reminded that today there are a set of regional measures of support of agricultural producers in form of subsidies for reimbursement of expenses for the purchase of agricultural machinery and equipment, necessary for the production and primary processing of flax, in the amount of from 25% to 40%, as well as the purchase of elite seeds of this culture. In addition, in the framework of co-financing in the current year will be the per-hectare support in the production of flax at a rate of 11,5 thousand roubles for 1 hectare of sown area of flax.

«These measures, according to experts, will allow already this year to increase the acreage occupied by the flax-dolgunets, up to 6 hectares, which will ensure the continued leadership of the Smolensk region in the industry of flax,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

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