State of emergency was introduced in dozens of areas of the Orenburg region because of the drought, said on Wednesday the government of the region.
"Decree of the Governor of a regime of emergency due to abnormal weather conditions (drought, atmospheric and soil drought), which caused the death of crops on the area of 863 hectares," — said in a release regional government.
Emergency mode is set in the following municipalities: Orsk, Orenburg, Adamovskiy, Akbulaksky, Alexander, Belyaev, Buzuluk, Gai, Grachevsky, Dombarovsky, Ilek, Kvarkensky, Krasnogvardeysky, Matveevsky, Novoorsky, Novosergievsky, October, Orenburg, Pervomayskiy , Perevolotsky, Ponomarevsky, Saraktash, Sorochinsky, Svetlinskaya, Sol-Iletsk Tashlinsky, Totsky, Tyulgansky, Yasnensky areas.
Formed a headquarters for aid organizations of agricultural producers affected by drought in 2012, which led the governor Yury Berg.
"The heads of the aforementioned municipalities advised to take immediate steps to reduce the negative effects of the emergency, organize and harvest forage," — said in a release.
The enforcement of this decree is entrusted to the deputy chairman of the regional government, the minister of agriculture and food processing industry in the region Sergei Solovyov.