Medvedev urged to provide more effective support to farmers

Medvedev urged to provide more effective support to farmers


The Ministry of agriculture and regional authorities should more effectively work to bring to farmers of state support funds, otherwise the money will be reallocated for other purposes, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

MOSCOW, 22 Oct. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged the Ministry of agriculture and regional authorities effectively carry out the work on bringing to farmers of state support funds, otherwise the money will be reallocated for other purposes.

“Although money is important it’s all born, if the documents will be prepared with violations of the terms, we will be treated accordingly. I’m going to decide that this money has been reallocated for other purposes. Then it is the responsibility of the Ministry or, if we are talking about regions, it is the responsibility of the regions. So will have to explain to the citizens who live in these regions, the farmers, for example, that it is simply the result of sluggishness in activity of officials of the regions,” Medvedev said at a government meeting on Thursday.

According to him, at the government meeting on Thursday will consider the issues of granting subsidies to farmers, including for reimbursement of interest on investment loans for the development of crop (distributed approximately 15.5 billion rubles of subsidies), and support livestock (for these purposes is allocated 29 billion rubles).