To achieve the goal of reducing poverty by half by 2024 it will be difficult, but not impossible, said Minister of labor and social protection of the Russian Federation Anton Kotkov. He recalled that a two-fold decrease in the level of poverty in the country twice is one of the national projects.

“we Have a number of tools is that, in my opinion, can we allow this [to reduce the number of Russians below the poverty line] to do,” — said in the program “Pozner” in the First channel Kotkov.

He noted that the government “fundamentally” revised measures of social support for citizens. The Minister also spoke about the social contract that allows the family to get out of a difficult situation. Only in this direction in the budget for next year is planned 28 billion rubles.

The labor Minister also reminded that the pandemic coronavirus in social services for the needy extended for six months, write RIA “Novosti”.

According to Kotakova if these measures will not suffice, the Ministry released additional proposals to the government.

Earlier, the head of “RUSNANO” Anatoly Chubais said that in the current crisis, millions of citizens may be below the poverty line.