To face the drought alarm on several fronts, infrastructural, regional competences, possible refreshments, “it was decided to establish a coordination with the administrations concerned (Civil Protection, MiPAAF, MiTE, Regional Affairs, MIMS, MEF)”. This is what emerged last night from the meeting at the MiPAAF – a note on Agricultural Policies reports – to take stock of the drought emergency, in the presence of the Minister of Agricultural Policies Stefano Patuanelli, the Undersecretary Gian Marco Centinaio, the Head of Civil Protection Fabrizio Curcio and of the cabinet heads of MiPAAF and MiTE.
On the declaration of the state of emergency for drought, the “Regions are working on identifying the criteria” and “following the investigations of the Regions, the Civil Protection will prepare a Dpcm to be sent to the Council of Ministers”. This is what emerged from the meeting at MIPAAF last night.
“It will be possible to proclaim a ‘state of exceptional atmospheric adversity'”, as regards the agricultural sector, and again on the proposal of the Regions, “if the damage caused by drought exceeds 30% of gross salable production”.