STAVROPOL, January 25. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin hopes that the ministries of agriculture and Finance when considering the cost-savings were able to maintain the volume of state support of small business in agriculture.
“We have last year to support agriculture in the framework of the state programme was sent to 222 billion rubles; about 8 percent of all support went to small farms – farms, private enterprises in rural areas”, – he reminded. “It was planned that in 2016 the total support of the farming sector will be increased slightly – to $ 237 billion rubles, but now the Ministry of agriculture together with the Ministry of Finance look budgets”, – said the President.
“Let’s hope that small businesses in rural areas this figure will not change,” – said Putin at the interregional forum of the popular front.
According to him, farms and personal subsidiary farms give a very significant contribution to the total food basket of the country. “They certainly should be supported,” – said Putin.
The President also supported the proposal to force state officials when considering the distribution in the regions of the state support to agriculture go to those who have sent a request for support to be sure of its necessity. Also, he said, should consider a more strict control over the targeted use of budget funds in agriculture.
“Is it possible to each recipient, the recipient to go and see? Should, just should, that’s how it is possible to organize. The main thing is that officials did not request “Mercedes” and the machine in thousands of people,” he said in response to this proposal Putin.
Speech by Vladimir Putin at the interregional forum of the popular front. Text translation