Addendum to the Draft Decree for the CPC on a Department for Organising the Cultivated Area

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The draft decree was considered at a meeting of the CPC Commission on April 25, 1918. The commission approved the decree on May 2, 1918. and on the same day it was endorsed by the CPC with this addendum of Lenin’s and published on May 10 in Izvestia No. 91 (see Decrees of the Soviet Government, Vol. If, Moscow, 1959, pp. 212-16).

The Commissariats for Agriculture and for Food are directed to take urgent measures to reduce spring crop undersowing to a minimum, to develop market gardening, and to make preparations for winter crop sowing both on peasant lands and by means of organising crop cultivation by the state.