"The shortage of milk considering import is over 7 million tons, while the rate of self-sufficiency in milk from own production in 2015 was 81 percent. The lowest marketability of milk, at the level of 34 percent, is observed on private farms", — said the auditor.
He also stressed that most of the funds from the Federal and regional budgets since 2013 to 2015 was allocated for assistance in the production of milk by individual farms. According to him, production in this sector is the most significant growth potential.
Zhambalnimbuev stressed that to solve the problems of the industry, the Ministry of agriculture in 2015 selected 166 investment projects that can annually give an increase of 290 thousand tons of milk. "However, these volumes are not sufficient for solving problems of import substitution in the dairy sector. The situation may be changed by the mechanism of preferential crediting under the rate less than 5 percent per annum since 2017", — said the representative of the Accounts Chamber.
He also spoke about the situation in the production of fish products. According to the auditor, the share of domestic fish production on the Russian market in 2015 was 80.4 percent. "The development of commercial aquaculture requires special attention, its share in the total volume remains low, and in 2015 amounted to 4.6 percent. Starting in 2017, the subsidies for development of aquaculture and sturgeon breeding were consolidated into a single subsidy, which, hopefully, will help regions to determine their own funding priorities and to ensure the performance of the planned activities", — said the auditor.
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