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Irkutsk region earned the most in the country on the forest

Irkutsk region earned the most in the country on the forest

Irkutsk region in 2020 earned more from the forest than all Russian regions. Budget revenue from forestry in the region amounted to 5,9 billion rubles.

According to the press service of Roslesinforg, for the first time in the number of regions that were able to make money on forestry, the Magadan Region was included with a result of 0,6 billion rubles. We are talking about the excess of income in comparison with the funds spent, both from the federal budget and from the regional.

The federal budget expenditures on forestry last year amounted to 35,3 billion rubles (in 2019 - 34,7 billion rubles), and the payment to the federal budget for the use of forests - 40,6 billion rubles (in 2019 this figure was 36,5 , 15 billion rubles). All funds from the exploitation of forest resources are distributed between the federal and regional budgets in the proportion - 8 to XNUMX.

Regions make money from forests, mainly from timber harvesting - about 65%. The regions spend funds on reforestation, the purchase of forestry and forest fire-fighting equipment, the formation of a stock of forest seeds, care for young growth, the elimination of pest foci, the treatment of trees, and soil fertilization.

In addition, the money goes to finance forestry, fire prevention activities. The improvement of recreation areas for citizens is also financed from the "forest budgets".

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