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Mishustin assessed the situation with the funding for hot meals for schoolchildren

Free hot meals to primary school pupils this year the Federal budget has allocated almost 22 billion rubles, following more than 43 billion rubles, said the Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin.

"At the suggestion of the President, from this academic year in schools introduced free hot meals for primary school pupils. Signed a government decree, which will allow to co-Finance Federal budget expenditures for these purposes," - said Mishustin during a meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers.

He noted that previously, it was the sole responsibility of regions and municipalities.

"It is necessary that all students in classes 1 to 4 had the opportunity regardless of their social status. We have already laid the money in the Federal budget for a daily basis for each student of primary classes was organized hot meals. This year provides almost 22 billion rubles, following more than 43 billion rubles," - said Mishustin.

The Prime Minister added that the regional power at the expense of own funds will be able to provide the students extra power.