Only 10% of the Ukrainian State Colonization Reserves can be allotted to Jewish city dwellers who are anxious to settle on the land, according to the latest decision of the People’s Commissariat for Agriculture of the Ukraine.
In connection with the daily increasing demand of Jewish candidate farmers for the procurement of land, the “Narcomzen”, the Agricultural Commissariat, worked out a detailed plan for Jewish
colonization work in the Ukraine. According to this plan, the Narcomzem, in view of the fact that the Jews form only 10% of the general Ukrainian peasantry, finds it possible to allot for Jewish colorization work, only additonal 70,000 desiatin of land, which would make a total of 120,000 desiatin, amounting to 10% of the entire colonization reserve of the Ukraine. On this area, it is proposed to settle 7,500 Jewish families. Altogether there are 125,000 Jewish colonists in the Ukraine.
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