PSOE will ask the central government in the Plenary of the Provincial specific measures against drought

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  • The Socialist Group of the Diputación de Cádiz, sensitive to the “accused losses” that are being caused in the camp of Cadiz, due to the drought that has been suffering for some years will request the next full ordinary of the Diputación Government Central that a series of measures be approved “that alleviate the dramatic situation suffered by many farmers and ranchers.”
According to the socialist training in a note, for that reason, it has been marked as a priority the request to approve, as a matter of urgency, a new decree that includes the areas affected by the drought and contemplate new mediations to alleviate the effects produced by this.

For the PSOE, this decree must be linked to the creation of an extraordinary fund to finance measures and direct aids in order to compensate for the losses caused by drought and other climatic adversities in the affected agricultural and livestock farms, as well as for the purchase and transport of food in affected livestock farms and, obviously, endow it economically.

Thus, the Socialist Group has considered it essential to create a credit line of the Official Credit Institute (ICO) aimed at farms that have collected less than 60 percent of their crops, as well as affected livestock farms.

 In addition, since the PSOE has been asked to have a special sensitivity to the interests in the loans aimed at farms whose owners are young people, women and professional farmers.


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With regard to tax measures, in relation to income tax, the socialists want improvements to be established for the sectors affected by the drought, both in the module regime and in the direct estimation system. They have also requested in their proposal that they extinguish in the payment of the quotas of the rustic IBI corresponding to the exercise of 2017 for farmers and ranchers affected by the situation of lack of water, as well as having provided compensation to the municipalities affected by the loss of water. this tax.

Likewise, the PSOE also intends with its proposal to cover a wide range of measures that are truly effective for those affected by the drought. For this reason, they will ask the Government of Spain in the plenary session of Diputación to approve moratoriums on payments to the Social Security for common contingencies of the sectors affected by the drought, for the duration of this situation, keeping the consideration of said period as quoted.

Along the same lines, they have asked for a reduction in the minimum number of actual working days quoted to access the unemployment subsidy or agricultural income in favor of casual agricultural workers affected by water stress.

Similarly, they have focused on wanting to promote the formalization of agreements with financial institutions that manage the aid of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to promote an advance payment and that this advance is made at zero cost for farmers and farmers, as well as to make as flexible as possible the requirements and conditions that farmers and ranchers have to meet to obtain aid derived from the CAP. Thus, they have contemplated the reduction of electricity tariffs to farmers in areas affected by drought and other climatic adversities.

In addition, the Socialists have included in their proposal to increase the contribution of the General State Administration to the National Plan of Agricultural Insurance with the aim of replacing the contribution of 300 million euros, as well as adopting the necessary measures to guarantee the urgent processing and the Immediate payment of the claim policies presented.

Nor have they forgotten to request the approval and implementation of the National Water Reuse Plan, which establishes the legal regime for the reuse of treated water.

Finally, for the PSOE it is essential to urgently address the implementation of an authentic sustainable water policy that, from a structural perspective, from an integral perspective and in collaboration with all administrations and agents involved, addresses hydrological planning based on the integrated management of water policy and water resources management that will increase efficiency in the use of water and protect fluvial ecosystems and especially aquifers.

In short, that bet by methods such as desalination, as well as the reuse of previously treated water, in order to encourage public participation in decision-making processes and to defend in this way the right to access to water as a fundamental right of citizenship.