Manturov told, when the budget will be money on prodromoi

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The lack of funds for the program of food aid to needy Russians in the Russian budget in 2018-2020 does not mean that they in this period will not appear, said the head of Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov. According to him, the money for the program can be in the budget starting in 2019.

The program launch is expected in the second half of 2018 or in 2019. However, in late October, the Director of budget policy Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation Svetlana Galkina said that in the three-year budget of the Russian Federation money for the implementation of this idea is not provided.

«If now in the enacted budget years 2018-2020 no money, it does not mean that they will not appear. We are confident that (the program — ed.) can be implemented from 2019. And in agreeing the final format (program — ed.) for 2018, as will be done a new three-year, the money the Finance Ministry plans to seek,» — said Manturov reporters on the sidelines of the national forum of light industry.

According to him, the Ministry has a preliminary understanding of what sources can receive funds for food aid programme, however the details he did not disclose. He admitted that the program can start from the middle of next year.

«But I’m more convinced that it will be in 2019. As for the solution sources will be within the layout of the budget for the next three years. First, I can say, there is an optimum figure, which is supposed to be — about 200 billion rubles. If we talk about the number of household members is about 20 million people,» — said Manturov.

The Ministry of industry a few years ago took the initiative to create in Russia a system of supplementary feeding for the poor. Authorities have given different estimates of the cost of the program prodromoi — from 15 billion to 300 billion rubles. Manturov in October it was estimated that the total program at 200-250 billion rubles. However, the program still not running because of lack of funds in the budget.