Nearly 8 million mu of unaffected autumn crops in Henan's largest grain-producing city are growing gratifyingly

  China News Service, Zhengzhou, August 28 (Reporter Li Guigang) The reporter learned from the Zhoukou special press conference of the "Henan Province Speeds up Post-disaster Reconstruction" series on the 28th that nearly 8 million mu of unaffected autumn grain growth in Zhoukou, the largest grain-producing city in the province It is gratifying, showing a trend of increasing production, which is expected to make up for it.

  Henan is a major grain-producing province in China, and Zhoukou City is the largest grain-producing city in Henan. The annual grain output is about 18 billion catties, and the total output accounts for 1/7 of the province’s total grain output. Look at the reputation of Zhoukou.

  Ma Jianping, deputy mayor of Zhoukou Municipal People's Government, reported that since mid-to-late July this year, Zhoukou has encountered severe floods including historical extremes of local rainfall, upstream storage capacity and flood discharge, and confluence of multiple rivers within the territory.

The flood disaster caused a total of 1.705 million people in Zhoukou City, with a direct economic loss of 5.677 billion yuan; 2,141,900 acres of crops were affected, 1.4168 million acres were damaged, and 463,300 acres were lost.

The picture shows the front line of flood prevention and relief in Zhoukou.

(Data map) Photo by Zhoukou City Propaganda Department

  Ma Jianping informed that Zhoukou, as the largest food production city in Henan Province, undertakes the important task of ensuring national food security.

After the disaster, Zhoukou was committed to "no reduction in production in the year of the catastrophe", and actively carried out post-disaster recovery and reconstruction of agriculture to ensure that the production of non-harvest plots would not be reduced, the disaster-affected plots would not be reduced, and the disaster-free plots would increase production, and strive to provide more food security for the country. Make a contribution.

  Up to now, 2.537 million mu of farmland water in Zhoukou has been basically eliminated, 412,000 mu of non-harvest plots have been replanted, 2.345 million mu of fertilizers have been applied to disaster-affected plots, 1.528 million mu of fertilizers have been sprayed on foliage, and 2.677 million of autumn crop diseases and insect pests have been comprehensively controlled. Mu (times), repaired 1,735 farmland motorized wells, 6181 meters of farmland roads, 64,000 meters of ditches, and 223 agricultural bridges. Agricultural production is expected to be basically restored before the end of the month.

  Zhang Hua, director of the Zhoukou Agriculture and Rural Bureau, said in response to reporters that Zhoukou is the core area of ​​the country's main grain production. Autumn grain production accounts for more than 40% of the annual grain output, which is related to the achievement of the annual grain production goal and the income of farmers.

This year, Zhoukou’s autumn grain planting area was 9.576 million mu, an increase of 36,000 mu over the previous year. It was also the largest planting area in Zhoukou in recent years.

  So, affected by the floods, can Zhoukou's grain production goals and tasks this year be completed as scheduled?

  In this regard, Zhang Hua said that although it was severely affected by the disaster, a comprehensive analysis and judgment showed that the basis for sustained and stable autumn grain production this year still exists.

On the one hand, this year’s high-yield corn planting area reached 7.463 million mu, an increase of 601,000 mu over the previous year. Although part of the disaster was affected, the area of ​​corn, a high-yield crop, has increased significantly and has great potential for increasing production. This alone is expected to increase output by 400 million. On the other hand, nearly 8 million mu of autumn grain crops that were not affected by the disaster are currently growing well, showing a trend of increasing production. If there are no more extreme weather in the later period, it is expected to partially compensate for the disaster loss and apologize.

In addition, the total output of summer grains this year is 11.081 billion catties, an increase of 115 million catties over last year.

Therefore, it is expected that the annual grain production target and task can still be fulfilled in the year of catastrophe.

  In this flood disaster, the situation of the affected people, especially those who have been lifted out of poverty, has attracted much attention.

In this regard, Hu Guosheng, director of the Rural Revitalization Bureau of Zhoukou City, said that the floods caused 268 poverty alleviation villages, 95,300 poverty-stricken people and monitoring targets in Zhoukou City.

The picture shows the front line of flood prevention and relief in Zhoukou.

(Data map) Photo by Zhoukou City Propaganda Department

  In order to ensure that the affected people do not return to poverty due to the disaster, Zhoukou City included 516 eligible households with 1,838 persons into the monitoring targets for poverty return in a timely manner, established monitoring and assistance accounts for each household, and formulated and implemented targeted assistance measures to ensure timely elimination of poverty. Poor risk.

At the same time, 2.205 million yuan of living allowance was provided to the 31,500 people who have been severely affected by the disaster and the monitoring targets.

  "After investigation, Zhoukou City will not have the problem of returning to poverty due to this flood disaster." Ma Jianping said that Zhoukou City implemented transfer of employment and relocation of 2,162 people to public welfare positions for the employment of migrant workers affected by the disaster.

For the 178 poverty alleviation industrial projects damaged by the disaster, 19.43 million yuan will be allocated as a priority for restoration and reconstruction funds to speed up the resumption of work and production.