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Fighting ambrosia

Комитет по вопросам АПК, транспорту, строительству, природным ресурсам и экологии


Failure to take measures to combat such a known quarantine weed like ragweed (ambrosia) may become the basis for the compulsory termination of the rights to use the land. It was proposed by the Government to supplement the Land Code with this rule. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, today land users do not pay enough attention to solving the problem. At the same time, the Land Code obliges everyone who works on land to use the land plot entrusted to him rationally, increase soil fertility and carry out measures to protect land resources.

The legislative initiative was supported in the profile committee, emphasizing the seriousness of the issue. Following the consideration the deputies recommended the Supreme Council to adopt the law-in-draft in two readings.

A package of two legislative initiatives concerning land relations and developed by the deputies of the responsible committee was also considered. It is about regulating the exchange of land.

According to the Land Code, transactions with land rights are subject to mandatory notarization. Therefore, it is necessary to establish the size of the state fee. The parliamentarians explained then the mechanism will begin to work. In addition, according to the authors, an obligatory condition for such a transaction is the consent of the authorized authority and the preservation of investment encumbrances for land users. The package of legislations was recommended for adoption in the first reading.

Individual deputies of the profile committee recommended rejecting certain legislations. In particular, the verdict was passed by the government's legislative initiative, which provides for raising the percentage threshold from 60% to 80% when calculating the share of own products for obtaining the right to pay a fixed agricultural tax. At the same time, changes will affect the interests of only a small part of agricultural producers, parliamentarians say.

According to data submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture, at present 19,000 hectares of farmland are vacant in the country, which are waiting for land users.