The impact of state support measures on the development of agriculture was discussed today at parliamentary hearings in the Federation Council. Deputy Minister Elena Fastova spoke about the work of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia in this direction.
According to her, the data of departmental reporting on the financial condition of agricultural producers testify to the effectiveness of the applied state support measures. There is a consistently high proportion of profitable organizations, increasing profitability and wages in the agro-industrial complex. The industry shows growth in key indicators.
As Elena Fastova noted, next year, 432.2 billion rubles are currently provided for the implementation of three main state programs aimed at developing the agro-industrial complex. At the same time, by the second reading of the draft budget, the amount is planned to be increased to 475.7 billion rubles, which is higher than the level of the current year. Financing under the state program for the integrated development of rural areas remains at the level of 2022, and the volume of support in the field of land reclamation will increase.
In the state program for the development of the agro-industrial complex, priority is given to the federal project to stimulate investment activity, for the implementation of which 173.4 billion rubles will be allocated in 2023. Including 158 billion rubles provided for concessional lending. It is planned to allocate 81.9 billion rubles and 41.4 billion rubles, respectively, through federal projects for the development of industries and the technical modernization of the agro-industrial complex, as well as the export of agricultural products.
In conclusion, the Deputy Minister stressed the need to focus local support measures on promising areas and provide it to those sub-sectors and manufacturers that need it most.