Triggered by Disparage
Under the chairmanship of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a videoconference meeting participants, on May 29, discussed issues related to exports and imports, securing additional revenues to local budgets, among other matters.
Today, the role and importance of agriculture in the sustainable development of the economy, in ensuring food security and boosting the export potential of our country are mounting. More than 3.6 million people work in this sphere, its share in the gross domestic product has been consistently growing.
In this regard, in the Strategy of Actions, the issues of modernization and accelerated development of agriculture are identified as a priority, specific measures are envisaged. All this, of course, will contribute to the welfare of the population, the dynamic development of rural industry and the effective use of the opportunities of the agricultural sector to create new jobs.
As a result of creating favorable conditions and benefits, practical measures taken, the volume of exports is constantly growing. Thus, by May 25, the exports carried out amounted to 4.57 billion US dollars. By the end of the month, all the corresponding forecast indicators will be fulfilled. It is expected that the volume of exports will grow by almost 21% compared with the same period in 2017.
The head of state, drawing the attention of the videoconference meeting participants to these positive results, noted meanwhile that they are much lower than the available opportunities and capacities. It was stressed that, unfortunately, the managers of some industries and regions do not fully feel their responsibility in this matter; as a result, the reserves for increasing export volumes are not fully utilized.
The issues on the agenda were discussed in detail and critically, and the most important tasks were identified. Responsible leaders were given clear instructions and guides: to seriously analyze the activities of organizations and enterprises, regions that have not fulfilled the established plans for the export of products and services over the past year, identify and promptly eliminate the causes and consequences of the backlog.
Responsible persons are given specific instructions on the timely elimination of such shortcomings and their prevention.
The meeting stressed that this year there was a relatively small amount of precipitation in the country, which resulted in a shortage of water in most regions, which requires its more rational use.
It was also said that the cool and dry weather, established in the spring months this year, leads to serious problems in growing cotton, as a result of which its development lags far behind last year’s indicators, which requires special attention to care for it.
The meeting participants also critically analyzed the state of work on attracting additional revenues to the budgets of the regions. Cases of non-fulfillment in some regions of the plans established for this period of the current year were slammed. As a result, tax arrears are growing in these regions.
It is noted that the heads of hokimiyats, local sectors, unfortunately, still do not fully understand the purpose of identifying and attracting additional sources of income to the budget. The main reasons for this state of affairs are that financial organizations do not conduct surveys to identify additional sources of income; they are limited only to checking and liquidating inactive corporate entities instead of assisting them in restoring their activities. It was emphasized that in all sectors and regions strengthening of the executive discipline, increasing the responsibility and effectiveness of the leaders remain a major task.
Speakers at the meeting made practical suggestions on the prompt elimination of existing problems and shortcomings in the sphere, timely and effective implementation of the tasks set on the basis of critical remarks made by the President.
The meeting participants noted that the work on optimizing imports in the country is in an unsatisfactory state. Over the past 4 months of this year, the volume of imports of goods totaled $ 4.86 billion, an increase by 30% compared to the same period in 2017. The reasons for this situation are the absence of an organized work on studying the structure of imports and its optimization, the realization in January-April of the import of goods for
$ 89 million of the types of production already mastered in our country.