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

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

Against the backdrop of rising consumer prices, analysts again hint at the unpopular measure of subsidize the poor.

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

As noted With reference to his remarks to RIA Novosti, there is a similar practice in many countries, including the United States, and the expert sees nothing wrong with such subsidization Population.

As Grinberg explained, the second option, besides cards, may be to subsidize 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 millions of people are sitting on the cards'.

& # 8220; In the minds of Russians, a food card is a disgrace, – he noted, in fact, this is nothing special.

Recall that a few years ago the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to introduce a supplementary feeding system for low-income Russians, who were supposed to receive 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, 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 and means livelihood 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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