The government at the meeting on Thursday, 8 October, approved the draft budget for 2016. At the meeting, immediately announced the first recipients of budget funds from the bailout funds the government budgeted. They are agriculture, the correspondent .
To the needs of the agro-industrial complex of reserves have already been allocated 75 billion rubles, and in General by 2016 to support agriculture will be highlighted by 237 billion rubles this was announced at a government meeting Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov.
Categorical requirement not to reduce the spending on agriculture, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced yesterday at a meeting with “United Russia” and repeated it today at a government meeting. According to budget projections of the Ministry of Finance, the cost of the state program of development of agriculture decrease from 222,1 billion rubles this year to 162.5 billion rubles in the next. That is, agricultural sequestration was supposed to be 27%, if no additional funds from anti-crisis of the “secret stash” of the government. With them agriculture will get even more than this year.
Funds to support agriculture will be allocated from the anti-crisis reserve Fund of 150 billion roubles, which will be supported by individual sectors of the economy. Thus, half of this Fund have already been distributed. The Fund will be formed by carryover of budget 2015, the balances in the accounts of state companies and state corporations, which had received money for the implementation of certain tasks in the current year. Also provided direction to the Fund up to 30% of additional non-oil revenue in 2016, said Siluanov.
The rest of the “stash”
Another Fund will be formed by the freeze of the cumulative part of the pension in the amount of 342,2 billion rubles From yesterday’s materials of the Ministry of Finance indicated that these funds will be controlled directly by President Vladimir Putin, the money from this Fund can only be accessed in accordance with his instructions. But today Siluanov said that these funds will be used for the decisions of the Prime Minister or the President.
In General, at the government meeting Anton Siluanov announced the formation of three “secret stash” of the government. In addition to the aforementioned third Fund is 500 billion rubles from the Reserve Fund, which can be used to cover the budget deficit over and above those already taken into account for these purposes 2.2 trillion rubles from the Reserve Fund, national welfare Fund and other sources, if the income of the budget will be worse than planned.
Previously with reference to the materials of the Ministry of Finance to the meeting of the government reported about five “secret stash” as part of budget 2016. These reserves will be more than 1.1 trillion rubles and exceed the size of all created in the past years this kind of stocks.
The fourth Fund is proposed to establish in the amount of 120 billion rubles, the Source of its formation is the redistribution within a year of the reserved costs. This Fund will be used to provide additional support to sectors of the economy, social support of citizens and humanitarian assistance to the people of foreign countries. What it States in the materials of the Ministry of Finance not specified. This year, Russian humanitarian aid was sent to Ukraine and Syria.
Finally, the size of the fifth reserve in the materials is not specified. It will be filled due to the return of subsidies of state-owned companies, provided in 2015. Money from state-owned companies will pick up “in connection with the failure of performance of gozzadini”. The purpose of the expenditure of the Fund should additional support industries, social support and humanitarian assistance to the people of foreign countries.
Prior to this, sources in the government hinted that the indexation rate of pensions during the second half may be produced through one of these funds, although from the materials of the Ministry of Finance is not right.