Against the backdrop of rising consumer prices, analysts are again talking about the unpopular measure of subsidizing 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 introduction of food ration 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 does not see anything wrong with such subsidizing 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 about foreign practice, he said that in the States there are millions on cards & # 8221 ;.
& # 8220; In the minds of Russians a grocery card is a shame & # 8221; – he noted, but in fact 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 low-income Russians, to whom it was supposed to distribute cards, which 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, suppliers and manufacturers of food products remembered the department's project. They called on the government to distribute food cards to those Russians who were left without work or livelihood during the coronavirus pandemic.
They estimated the number of such users at 10 million people, and the amount on each card was supposed to be 10,000 rubles .