The structure of the consumer basket in Russia is in need of revision. This requirement of the diet of ordinary citizens was voiced by President Vladimir Putin. His words leads RIA Novosti.
According to the head of the state in the consumer basket now, not enough meat, fish and vegetables. “I don’t remember the percentage, potatoes, fats, etc., etc., bakery is a big part of it, but vegetables, fruits, especially their not enough, and fish and meats in this basket is not the proper place”, — he explained.
By law, the composition of the consumer basket should be reviewed every five years and this term expires in 2023. The composition of the basket affects the calculation of the subsistence minimum. In addition to food, it includes items of clothing, stationery and other necessary goods and services.
In the fall of 2019 Dmitry Medvedev, who then held the post of Prime Minister of Russia, has instructed to develop a new, more healthy and balanced the consumption basket for different population groups. It was assumed that the kit should include basic food basket, “in order to form a full and healthy diet of different population groups”.
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