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MOSCOW, November 27 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian government will allocate about one billion roubles of subsidies within next three years to the Russian republic of Buryatia for the environmental protection measures, which are envisaged under the federal target program over the protection of the Baikal Lake and socio-economic development of the Baikal nature reserve for 2012–2020.
The subsidies will make 302.7 million roubles, 201.1 million roubles in 2013 and 450 million roubles in 2014, the governmental resolution, which was posted on the website of the Russian government, runs.
The Baikal environmental protection program was approved under the Russian governmental resolution last August. The program is aimed at “cutting the polluting emissions in the water bodies of the Baikal nature reserve; bringing down the waste contamination level in the Baikal nature reserve, particularly the restoration of the territories, which were exposed to high and extremely high contamination; making the use of the recreation potential of the protected nature reserves more efficient; conservation and reproduction of the biological resources of the Baikal nature reserve; development of the state ecological monitoring of the unique ecological system of the Baikal Lake; development of the environmental protection system of the banks of the Baikal Lake, rivers and other water bodies of the Baikal nature reserve.”
The total funding of the program for 2012–2020 is set at 58.16 billion roubles in the prices of the corresponding years.