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Soviet Cabinet O.k’s Grant of 100,000 Hectares of Land for Crimean Jewish Colonization

The Soviet cabinet today approved the decision of the land commissariat to grant 100,000 new hectares of land in Crimea for Jewish colonization. The Crimean government will be instructed by the Soviet cabinet to allot this land within thirty days.

A huge plan to irrigate the Crimean fields with water from the Dneiper River by building channels through Sivash was considered today by the Central Russian government in Moscow which has decided to send a special engineering commission to Crimea this week to investigate. The plan involves 200,000,000 roubles and when completed will make possible the development of large cotton fields, rice plantations, vineyards and sugar beet plantations in Crimea where sufficient quantities of these commodities can be raised for export abroad.