10 February 2011, Thursday, 16:28

Bashkortostan’s authorities go on working over stabilization of prices on socially significant foods

author: news agency "Bashinform"

The validity of the action “Social Basket” is prolonged in Bashkiria within the frames of the action on stabilization of the food prices, initiated by the President RB Rustem Khamitov. The action will be valid from January to April 1 2011.

30 Republican commodity producers and about 900 network shops and trade enterprises take part in the action. At present time Bashkir authorities negotiate with them concerning lowering of the maximal trade extra charges on some socially significant foods up to 5%.

Besides, at the meeting with the key bread producers the leadership of the Republic posed the problem to avoid bread prices rise, holding these prices on the present level at least till September 2011. Our Republic will receive 6,8 thousand tons of grain from the federal intervention fund (at the price of less than 4000 rubles for one ton). It is planned more than five thousand tons of flour will be manufactured from this grain and this in its turn will help to hold the rise of prices in the bakery market down.

The Ministry of agriculture RB reports from the beginning of the year the rise of prices on wheat bread made up 10% and on rye and rye-wheat bread – up to 5%.

The situation in the food market RB is found under personal control of the President RB Rustem Khamitov. In January 2011 the President ordered the controlling departments to hold weekly monitoring of the main food prices and report to him about the results, the public affairs service of the President RB reports.