Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the rules for supporting bakery enterprises, reported on December 18 on the website of the Russian government.
The decree says that bakeries are compensated for part of the costs associated with the production of products. The amount of compensation will be 2 thousand rubles for 1 ton of bread and bakery products with a short shelf life, up to five days.
For small enterprises that bake about 15 tons of bread per day, the amount of support will be about 1 million rubles per month of work, for large enterprises (from 60 tons of products per day) – more than 3.6 million rubles.
The funds will be brought to the recipients on the basis of agreements between the Ministry of Agriculture and regional authorities. The organization that received compensation must fix prices for its products, the document says.
The Cabinet of Ministers recalled that the decision to support enterprises producing bread is part of a package of measures to reduce food prices, developed by the government on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who indicated that it is necessary to respond in a timely manner to the rise in prices for basic products.
In this regard, the government increased duties on a number of agricultural products, including wheat, sunflower, rapeseed, and also provided support for millers and ensured the conclusion of special agreements on price stabilization between market participants and regulators.
Earlier, in December, the head of state criticized the Cabinet of Ministers over the rise in food prices, demanding that measures be taken to stop the rise in the cost of food products.