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First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov held meetings with parliamentarians and deputies, working groups of the State Council to discuss the draft Unified Plan for Achieving Russia’s National Development Goals for the period up to 2024 and for the planning period until 2030. The First Deputy Prime Minister stressed that the proposals received will be considered and taken into account in the work on the final version of the document.
The unified plan details the actions of the Government on the horizon of ten years, aimed at achieving the national development goals set by the presidential decree.
“A single plan is a kind of interface between a presidential decree containing national goals and operational documents that govern the Government in its daily work: state programs or national projects, federal projects, road maps and other documents,” explained Andrei Belousov.
Specific target values for indicators of achievement of national goals for 2021-2024 and for 2030 have been determined. For each of the 25 target indicators, a set of basic measures has been formed and financial support is provided, work on which is currently ongoing.
First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Alexander Zhukov called the document “important, useful and well-prepared.” “It is a very good basis for finally bringing in line all the large number of programs that we have, sometimes poorly connected, rather chaotic,” he said.
Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Nikolai Zhuravlev assessed the unified plan as “fundamental, complex and detailed” and proposed to supplement it with measures to develop the financial market. Galina Karelova, deputy chairman of the upper house of parliament, noted that the document “spells out new challenges that the whole world is struggling with, including a covid agenda.”
Anatoly Artamonov, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Budget and Financial Markets, suggested considering, within the framework of a single plan, the possibility of maintaining support for regions that achieve certain success in socio-economic development, but at the same time are automatically deprived of support from the federal budget.
“I am glad that state programs in a single plan are approaching national projects. This is especially important for the agro-industrial complex, since many of the systemic things that determine national projects previously had a different implementation mechanism in national programs. In this case, this approximation will have a favorable effect on the whole, ”said Vladimir Kashin, chairman of the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Issues. “The main task of this plan, as well as other documents of the Government and representative bodies of power, is to improve the quality of human life, demography,” he believes.
An important element of the unified plan is the regional aspect: in all cases, where it is appropriate, the indicators are decomposed at the level of the subjects of the Federation.
“The unified plan has been developed in close cooperation with the constituent entities of the Russian Federation. At the stage of its development, we have given proposals on indicators that determine the main milestones in the social development of the region, “said the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Gleb Nikitin.
The Governor of the Samara Region Dmitry Azarov emphasized at the meeting that “the proposals of the working group are accepted and taken into account by the Government, which shows the effectiveness of the existing work scheme of the State Council as a whole.”
According to the Governor of the Novgorod Region Andrei Nikitin, the achievement of the national goal of preserving the population, health and well-being of people depends on three demographic processes: fertility, mortality, migration. “The activities of the unified plan include all these areas, as well as specific measures, the implementation of which will allow us to achieve the national goal,” he confirmed and clarified that the State Council’s profile working group supports the adoption of this plan in the presented version.
The meetings were also attended by the Governor of the Moscow Region Andrey Vorobyov, the Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region Alexey Teksler, the Governor of the Altai Territory Viktor Tomenko, the Governor of Kuzbass Sergey Tsivilev, the First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Sergey Shvetsov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov , Governor of the Ivanovo Region Stanislav Voskresensky, Governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako and others.
In the near future, it is planned to discuss the document with the country’s leading business associations. The finalized draft of the unified plan will be submitted to the President by October 30.
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