USDA: drought and flooding caused damage to almost 20 billion rubles

September 17, 2013. The Ministry of Agriculture estimated the approximate damage to agriculture of Russia in 2013, unfavorable weather conditions.

This year's drought hit crops in Tatarstan, Udmurtia, Chuvashia, Kalmykia, Bashkortostan, in Rostov, Ulyanovsk, Orenburg, Kirov and Perm. In these regions, even introduced a state of emergency. The damage amounted to 11.4 billion rubles.

In the Far East, crops were lost on the flood — The affected areas to 370,900 hectares. Preliminary damage including loss of profits estimated at 7.9 billion rubles, the direct costs — 3.1 billion rubles.

In addition to the Far East, from a large water crops were also killed in Bashkortostan and Chelyabinsk region. As a result, the total area loss of crops from flooding amounted to 458.5 thousand hectares, and the total preliminary damage including loss of profit — 8.7 billion rubles, "Interfax".

Source: Lead

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