Department of Environmental Management and Agricultural Sector Audit

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The Department's activities are carried out in accordance with the principles of efficiency and objectivity and are aimed at fulfilling the strategic objectives of the Accounts Chamber — to provide a comprehensive perspective of the country's development and to improve the efficiency of public resource management, as well as to strengthen the culture of publicity in the field of environmental management and agriculture.

Principal activities:

The Department provides external state audit (control) in the areas of subsoil use, water and forestry, biodiversity, environmental and technological security, agro-industrial complex, and state material reserve.

The Department's priority areas of activity include evaluation of the national project "Ecology" and state programs "Environmental protection", “Development of the fisheries industry", "Management and use of natural resources", “Forestry development", “Integrated development of rural territories", as well as the state program “Development of agriculture and regulation of markets for agricultural products, raw materials and food”.

The Department also conducts external audits of the Ministry of Natural Resources (Minprirody), the Ministry of Agriculture, the Federal Service for Oversight of Natural Resource Use (Rosprirodnadzor), the Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency (Rosnedra), the Federal Agency for Water Resources (Rosvodresursy), the Federal Agency for Forestry (Rosleskhoz) , the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo), the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Rosgidromet), the Federal Agency for State Reserves (Rosrezerv), the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor) and the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor).

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