Romania allots EUR 20 mln for anti-hail system this year
Romania will allot some RON 91 million (almost EUR 20 million) for expanding its anti-hail system this year, 4.5 times more than last year, according to the Agriculture Ministry.
The number of anti-hail rocket launch systems installed in Romania doubled last year from 17 to 34 and this year the Agriculture Ministry plans to add another 26, local Agerpres reported. If these investments are finalized according to plan, the surface of crops protected by such systems will increase from 500,000 hectares to 848,000 hectares.
By 2022, the Government plans to reach 200 ant-hail rocket launch systems to cover 8.4 million hectares of crops. This should reduce the farmers’ losses due to bad weather.