MOSCOW, February 16 – RIA Novosti. Projects for the development of small towns in Russia are still not being implemented effectively enough, despite the significant amount of state support, according to the report of the Accounts Chamber following the analysis. “Despite significant support from the state, the issues of socio-economic development of small towns are still not being resolved effectively enough and require more attention “, – states the joint venture.
Auditor Svetlana Orlova recalled that since 2018, on behalf of the President, state support has been provided for small towns and historical settlements that have become winners of the All-Russian competition for creating a comfortable urban environment.
“In 2018-2019, subjects submitted more than 1000 applications to the competition. 240 projects became winners. Almost 15 billion rubles were allocated from the federal budget for their implementation. As of January 1, 2021, 166 projects (69.2%) were implemented. – the economic effect from their implementation has not been achieved in full, “she said.
According to the joint venture, the main reasons for the insufficient efficiency of the projects being implemented are the lack of proper control and imperfection of regulatory regulation, including the current rules for providing funds to regions for project implementation. “In particular, the analysis showed that in the agreements concluded with the regions, quantitative and qualitative indicators of the effectiveness of providing them with an interbudgetary transfer are not established. The measures of responsibility for violation of the assumed obligations are not spelled out in them,” the control department points out.
The regions also fail to cope with the obligation to co-finance projects at the expense of regional and local budgets and extra-budgetary sources. “According to information from 46 regions (73% of the number of entities – recipients of state support following the results of the competition), the actual volume of funds raised from private investors amounted to only 1.9 billion rubles, or 48% of the declared,” Orlova said.