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Business in Russia asked to return to grocery cards
The leaders of organizations of producers and suppliers of food and trade network associations called on the federal authorities to begin implementing the frozen project of the Ministry of Industry and Trade on the issue of grocery cards. The business proposes to do this in order to maintain the availability of socially significant food and other essential goods for the population in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to RBC, the authors of the initiative estimated that 800 billion rubles would be required to finance the project from May to December this year. Cards for ten thousand rubles a month will be able to receive ten million Russians.
Cards are offered to those who have lost their jobs or income due to restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection. The authors of the initiative believe that this measure will increase the solvent demand for the products of Russian enterprises, which will help preserve jobs and business stability.
The head of the State Duma Committee on Labor and Social Policy, Yaroslav Nilov, said that there are no prerequisites for introducing grocery cards. He reported RIA Newsthat such initiatives are the desire of individual networks to either hide violations of overpricing, or to translate the discussion vector in a different direction.