MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the agricultural plot of IK-42 in the village of Sindor, Knyazhpogost district, they began planting potatoes on an area of 20 hectares.
The work involves convicts employed in the agricultural area of the colony.
– This year it is planned to plant potatoes on an area of 20 hectares. In May, the soil was prepared, organic fertilizers were applied, plowing and cultivation were carried out. For 2021, a contract was signed between IK-42 and the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Komi Republic for the supply of 270 tons of potatoes to provide food for convicts, – commented Timur Aliyev, head of workshop No. 2 of the center for labor adaptation of convicts IK-42.
Last year IK-42 received a record harvest of 400 tons of potatoes. This is largely the result of equipping with new agricultural machinery purchased under the federal target program “Development of the Penitentiary System for 2018-2026”. Now, for field work in the correctional institution, there is a full set of agricultural equipment: tractors, trailers and attachments, potato diggers and a potato harvester.
Therefore, the agricultural plot of the colony continues to increase the area for growing “second bread”. As Timur Aliyev noted, in parallel with the planting of potatoes, work is underway to reclaim the arable lands that have been abandoned from agricultural use. So, on an area of 4 hectares this year, shrubs were cut down and roots were uprooted; now, with the help of technology, the sod is broken and the woody rhizome remains are combed out. In the fall, organic fertilizers will be applied, and by next season the land will be ready for planting potatoes.
Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Komi Republic
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