State program No. 1432, which subsidizes 15-20% of the cost of agricultural machinery, stops, wrote on his blog in LiveJournal the president of the Rosspetsmash association, co-owner of Rostselmash Konstantin Babkin. “The contracts have already been concluded for an amount that is not covered by the money allocated by the government,” he explained. The Ministry of Industry and Trade sent a letter about the suspension of the program to enterprises, said Denis Maksimkin, deputy director of Rosspetsmash, to Vedomosti. As of June 23, the total amount of subsidies under the concluded contracts amounted to 13,9 billion rubles. with allocated 13,7 billion rubles, he said.
According to Babkin, due to new prices without discounts, “some of the peasants will buy a foreign car, someone will postpone the purchase until better times”, as a result, “loading at 70 Russian plants will decrease, budgets for modernization will be cut, holidays will be extended will not grow salaries. " According to him, at a government meeting on July 6, the development strategy for agricultural machinery will be considered, and the fate of the program will be decided there, Babkin noted.
In 2016, there was a similar situation, and then the authorities increased funding. A total of 11,16 billion rubles was allocated to it. With the help of the program, about 60% of the equipment was sold in Russia, this year, despite the reduced discounts (in 2016 they were 25-30%), the proportion remains, says Maksimkin. According to the association, the agricultural machinery market in 2017 will remain at the level of the previous year - about 150 billion rubles. But if the program is not continued, then the growth in agricultural machinery production will be 10–12% instead of the previously projected 35–40%, Maksimkin notes. In 2016, the production of agricultural machinery in Russia grew by 59% to 88,6 billion rubles., It follows from the draft industry strategy until 2030.
Subsidies in 2017 need another 4,4 billion rubles, according to Maksimkin. This tool should also be used in 2018–2020, as this is a systematic upgrade program for the agricultural machinery fleet, he emphasizes. To continue the program in the future, 15 billion rubles are needed. per year, explains Maksimkin. The share of agricultural machinery with excess of the depreciation period and normative operation (over 10 years) reaches 70%, the draft strategy says.
“We update about 10% of our agricultural machinery every year,” says Yuri Kharaman, chairman of the Znamya Lenina agricultural cooperative (livestock farm). Some of the equipment is purchased under the state program for subsidizing discounts, but mostly it is foreign equipment, since not everything is produced in Russia or does not suit us, he notes. Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance did not answer questions. The extension of the program is provided for in the draft strategy for agricultural machinery - for it in 2018–2021. it is planned to allocate 45 billion rubles. budget subsidies. At the same time, the amount of discounts is proposed to be gradually reduced - to 5% in 2021.
A source: https://www.vedomosti.ru