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  • 22 May 2019, 10:43

The Prime Minister also noted that now the Russian agribusiness complex is actively developing.

The return of state veterinary control to the federal level will improve the quality of products of the agro-industrial complex. This was stated by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a government meeting, where relevant bills are being considered.

"The powers of state veterinary supervision will be returned [from the regional level] to the level of the Rosselkhoznadzor. After certain problems that have arisen, it has become obvious that now this kind of centralization is correct," Medvedev said. According to him, the agro-industrial complex of the Russian Federation is now actively developing and "this is an area where positive dynamics is important not only in terms of gross indicators, but also in terms of quality, and this requires centralized control."

Medvedev noted that the government at the meeting will also discuss a bill that establishes a system of control by the federal center over the execution of powers delegated to the regions in various fields.

“Efficiency and quality should be assessed first of all. And if regional authorities do not cope with their tasks, then the federal center has the right to transfer their powers,” said Medvedev. He clarified that changes in the control system will affect 26 areas of activity of regional administrations.