Expert: ration cards can be introduced in Russia and it's no shame

Expert: Russia can introduce food ration cards and it's not a shame

Amid rising consumer prices, analysts speak again about the unpopular measure to subsidize the poor.

The scientific director of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Reslan Grinberg, told the media that the rise in food prices in the country could lead to the increase in food prices in the country. Introduction of food rationing systems for low-income citizens.

According to RIA Novosti, citing his words, there is a similar practice in many countries, including the United States, and the expert sees nothing wrong with such subsidies to the population.

As Grinberg explained, the second option, besides cards, can become subsidized production. He called the condition for such innovations & # 8220; acceleration or growth & # 8221; consumer prices.

Speaking of the foreign practice, he said that in the United States there are millions on the cards'.

& # 8220; In the minds of Russians a grocery card is a shame & # 8221; – he noted, but actually there is nothing special about it.

Recall that a few years ago the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to introduce a supplementary feeding system for Russians low income, to whom he was supposed to distribute cards, who would receive funds for the purchase of a number of domestic products.

However, as Topnews previously wrote, the Ministry of Finance did not find funds in the budget for such a novelty.

And in the spring of 2021 of the year, food suppliers and manufacturers remembered the department's project. They called on the government to hand out food cards to Russians who found themselves without jobs or livelihoods during the coronavirus pandemic.

They estimated the number of such users at 10 million, and the amount on each card was assumed to be 10,000 rubles.


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