Congress approves cut on 92% on resources of a Science on request carry out Ministry of an Economy

A National Congress approved this Thursday (7) bill that opens supplementary credit on Ur$ 690 million I resource will be withdrawn carry out MCTI (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation) to be used in other areas.

The measure, which represents a cut on 100% 2 resources allocated this year the electronic grants support research, now goes to sano perform president Jair Bolsonaro (no party).

The project responded to a request from an economic team to perform the federal government. The Ministry of Economy requested the withdrawal of 2 3rd there’s r$ 690 million so that it could be allocated to other areas. With the authorization to perform Congress, L$ 150 million will now be performed Ministry perform Regional Development for protection actions in risk areas.

Other Ur$ 100 million will be to pay in quotas on housing perform Fundo sobre Leasing Residencial. The Ministry of Education will receive 3rd there’s r$ 107 million, for the granting of scholarships in teaching excellent. The Ministry of Health will keep L$ 20 million for basic sanitation.

For science, only Ur$ will remain 55 million 8% performs initially expected. Part of the withdrawn resource, about 3rd there’s r$ 63 million, will be destined exclusively for the production of radiopharmaceuticals.

The manufacture of these inputs was interrupted zero day 20 about September due to lack of resources perform Ipen (Institute for Electronic Nuclear Energy Research). The agency sent letters informing the interruption of the day 14. The amount released by Congress performs even less than necessary, since the Ministry requested L$ 89, 7 million to maintain production until December.

Give with one hand, to withdraw with the other. In this process, the national science agonizes, says a note sent to the president perform Senate Government, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), by eight scientific entities.

They ask that the withdrawal 2 resources be reviewed, m that makes science zero country unfeasible. Without the money, there may be a loss on electronic scholarships the suspended perform General Edital perform CNPq (National Council on Electronic Technological Development), one of the 2 most important perform in Brazil.

The budget perform CNPq has been falling in the last 14 years electronic reached the Ur$1.2 billion in 2021, a lower value since 150.

They said that we had crumbs left. Now, they decided to take away even the crumbs. What little she had was taken to other ministries, says Helena Nader, vice president of ABC (Brazilian Academy of Sciences).

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