The government will prepare a new package of measures to combat poverty

© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly in fotomontaggi in Moscow. Archival photoThe government will prepare a new package of measures to combat poverty© RIA Novosti / Eugene to Novostinearly the image Bank

The government may prepare a new package of measures to combat poverty and support demographics in 2019, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy Prime Minister for social Affairs Tatyana Golikova.

She noted that the decline in the poverty rate doubled in six years — one of the most challenging tasks identified in the may presidential decree. If you do not take any measures, to achieve it is not enough about one and a half percent, said Deputy Prime Minister.

«The results of 2018, we will evaluate what we have going on not only poverty, but also the structure of this poverty, what were the trends during the year. And I do not exclude that we will take additional measures on support of demography and perhaps also to support families with children», — said Golikova.

According to her, an additional package of measures will appear only after receiving all data on the socio-economic situation in Russia in 2018, i.e. after the first quarter of 2019. Funds for the implementation of the new measures can be directed «from a variety of sources,» he said. Now have to determine the action, she said.

In the first half of 2018, the proportion of poor (with incomes below the subsistence minimum) decreased by 1.1 million people, compared with the same period last year.

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