On February 9, Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin took part in a meeting of the local Council of Yutazinsky municipal region of the republic to sum up the results of social and economic development of the region in 2017 and set tasks for 2018.
Head Yutazinsky region Rustem Nuriyev made a keynote report at the meeting.
In his turn, Pesoshin noted that meetings to summarize the results of the social and economic development of the republic and municipalities in the past year are traditionally held in February. According to him, such meetings are useful, since they make it possible to sum up the results of joint work, to determine further tasks and effective ways to solve them.
As for the town settlement of Urusu, Pesoshin noted the improvement in the quality of housing facilities, the maintenance of streets, yards and public spaces.
Pesoshin briefed about the results of the social and economic development of the republic in 2017. Tatarstan is traditionally one of the country's ten leading regions, ranking third in agriculture, fourth in terms of investment in fixed assets, fifth on industrial production, construction and housing commissioning, sixth in terms of gross regional product and eight in retail trade turnover.
"Agriculture is an important branch of the economy for the Yutazinsky region," Aleksei Pesoshin said. “In general, the agro-industrial complex of the region has developed in a positive direction in recent years. At the same time, the region is not using its potential in the sphere of agriculture in full. "
He said that it is necessary to increase the livestock, noting the decreased number of cattle in the region in 2017.
"One of the most effective tools for rural development is the creation of small forms of management," the Prime Minister noted. "There are 455,000 private households and about 4,700 farms in the republic, which have more than a third of the regional livestock and provide about half of the regional agricultural output."
As many as 17 family farms are successfully operating in Yutazinsky region, with eight of them being technological. At the same time, in terms of the milk productivity, the local small farms are in the lead as compared with large agricultural enterprises.
Pesoshin continued that Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov decided to allocate one-time subsidies to personal households (from 2,000 to 4,000 for a dairy cow, 1,000 roubles for a milking goat). The total amount of funds provided for this purpose is 360 million roubles. The priority task of the local government in this direction is to support farmers in selling finished products and to assist them in fair procurement pricing, he added.
"The developed industry and stable economy allow us to solve many socially important tasks. The main goal of the activities of state authorities and local self-government is to improve the quality of life and well-being of our citizens. Almost all regional programmes are aimed at achieving this result, many of them are aimed at addressing local issues," the Prime Minister stressed.