Floods in Russia have caused damage to agriculture by 8.7 billion rubles

September 17, 2013. An amount of 8.7 billion rubles takes into account the loss of profits from the sale of agricultural products, about 8 billion is in the Far East, ITAR-TASS reported. In this case, the direct damage from floods is about 3.6 billion rubles.

Element destroyed about 460 hectares of crops, of which over 370 thousand in the Far East.

Agriculture also suffered from drought in the spring and summer of 2013, then in ten regions was introduced a state of emergency. Lack of rain and scorching sun caused damage of 11.4 billion rubles.

According to authorities, the total damage caused by flooding in the Far East, more than 30 billion rubles. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that "the government from the Reserve Fund is ready to send 14 billion rubles. Already lists more than 1.3 billion rubles, including compensatory measures and rescue work. "

Because of the powerful floods that began in July, a number of cities in the Far East, operated a state of emergency. The flood was the largest in the region since the XIX century. In the 19 municipalities of the 101 podtopilo town. In total, the water sank 4.2 thousand houses with a population of over 34.2 million people.

Source: RT

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