Date: 5 months ago   Category: Economy

The number of people with incomes below the poverty line in the first half of the year was reduced by 5,2% — Rambler News Service


Photo: Mikhail the Population with incomes below the poverty line was reduced by Mordasov/RIA Novosti by 5,2% (or 1,1 million people) — from 21,1 million people in the first half of the year 2017 to 20 million people in the first half of the year 2018. During government hour in the Federation Council the Minister of Labour and Social Protection Maxim Topilin has reported about it. "For the last year as a result including those measures which are realized by us by means of the program (the state program "Social support of citizens" — RNS), the population with incomes below the poverty line was reduced by 1,1 million people — from 21,1 million to 20 million people. It is the first time positive dynamics after certain phenomena negative which occurred in economy" — he has told. The minister has noted that increase in the salaries has to be a source of further growth. "We hope that this tendency will be fixed, and, certainly, here have to be the main source of growth increase, first of all, in the salaries and those social transfers which are entered by various decisions including those which are provided by new laws" — he has added.

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