The autonomous Jewish district of Biro-Bidjan took first place among far-eastern districts in volume of crop-planting, a report made public here reveals.
Despite heavy rains during six weeks of the Spring plowing season and a number of other obstacles, Bureya collectives managed to outstrip even the State-owned farms in planting, the report says.
The farms met their planting quota and even exceeded it eleven per cent in wheat, while State farms only reached ninety-six per cent of their quota.
Bad weather hampered transportation of food, building materials and fuel for tractors and other farm machinery.
The inclement weather also interfered with Bureya building operations. As a result, building projects which should have been begun long ago only got under way recently. Delay in completion of plans and in allocation of necessary funds by the government also impede building operations.
About 100 units are under construction in Biro-Bidjan, capital city of the district. They are mainly homes, communal buildings, a railroad depot, a combination municipal bath and laundry, schools, hospitals and workers’ club.
More than 700 building workers are employed by the city, exclusive of those employed by the Soviet.