As part of the "Russia" International Forum, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak chaired a meeting of the federal headquarters for gasification. With the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Energy, FAS, Gazprom, and regional leaders, the dynamics of additional gasification in the constituent entities over 10 months were discussed.
“Since last year, the social gasification program has become unlimited. The pace of its implementation has increased significantly. I’ll give you a few numbers: as of today, 1 million 87 thousand applications for gasification have been accepted, and 1 million 37 thousand contracts have been concluded. This is an excellent indicator,” noted Alexander Novak.
The number of executed contracts up to the boundaries of the plots is growing. By the end of the year, it is planned to conclude a total of about 1 million contracts. 500 applications for gas supply to medical and educational institutions have been accepted, and 150 schools and hospitals have already been gasified.
Since 2022, about 52 thousand people from preferential categories of citizens have submitted applications for compensation for gasification costs for at least 100 thousand rubles. At the beginning of November, about 25 thousand citizens received social support measures totaling more than 2 billion rubles.
The Deputy Prime Minister instructed the regions to include new preferential categories of citizens to receive social assistance for gasification. Now, in addition to the previously agreed nine categories, SVO participants and members of their families, disabled people of the first group raising disabled children will be able to apply for support.
The Deputy Prime Minister asked that special attention be paid to working with rejected applications. This is 406 thousand applications, the compilers of which are at the level of regional headquarters, need help with the preparation of documents.
As Bashinform News Agency reported, in Bashkiria during the social additional gasification program, more than 48 thousand applications were accepted, of which more than 40 thousand were executed to the boundaries of land plots, and more than 30 thousand new consumers were connected to gas. In parallel, to support the population in the region, a program is being implemented to issue and pay for specific categories of residents' certificates for the gasification of residential buildings. From 2023, according to the instructions of the Head of the Republic, the list of preferential categories of citizens also includes participants of the SVO and members of their families. Under this program, the region subsidizes more than 80% of the cost of gasification of residential premises. 14 applications for objects of social significance were accepted.
Author: Elina Akhmetova