In Russia, it was proposed to introduce food cards for the poor

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Yulia Ogloblina, head of the Public Chamber’s commission for the development of the agro-industrial complex, proposed introducing food ration cards and social meals for the poor in Russia due to the rise in prices for basic products. With her initiative, she appealed to the government of the Russian Federation.

The social activist called the increase in prices for basic products inadmissible against the background of rising unemployment and falling wages, RIA Novosti reports.

“There is no shortage of food in the country, we have heard confirmation of this fact from the president. The other day he instructed the government to deal with prices, and we saw how quickly a solution was found, ”she reminded.

Ogloblina noted that after that the government fixed the upper limits of the selling prices for granulated sugar and sunflower oil. At the same time, as the OP member pointed out, the agreement with entrepreneurs will be valid only for three months, after which prices “will again be dictated by the market.”

In this regard, according to Ogloblina, the cabinet of ministers needs to think about ration cards, social meals or essential goods for the poor.

In early December, Russian President Vladimir Putin drew attention to the rise in prices for basic foodstuffs. He stressed that the rise in prices is not associated with the coronavirus pandemic, but with attempts to adjust domestic prices to match the global conjuncture.

On December 16, it became known that the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the largest Russian retailers and food manufacturers have fixed maximum retail prices in Russia: for sugar – 46 rubles per kilogram, and for sunflower oil – 110 rubles per liter.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a number of decrees to stabilize the situation in the food market. The Ministry of Industry and Trade noted that after fixing the cost of some goods, there are no prerequisites for an increase in prices for socially significant products in the country.

On December 18, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov said that retail does not need support due to agreements on adjusting prices for sunflower oil and sugar.

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