Today, DNR Minister of Economic Development Yevgeniya Samokhina told journalists that the government cut the price of vital fruits and vegetables under the state programme “Social Vegetables”, stating, “We achieved our most important goal… to reduce the prices for vital vegetables. For example, the cost of bell peppers in the markets fell from 22 to 13 Grivnya (60 to 35 Roubles. 6.20 to 3.70 Renminbi. 64 to 38 INR. 1 to 0.59 USD. 1.30 to 0.76 CAD. 1.36 to 0.81 AUD. 0.90 to 0.54 Euros. 0.65 to 0.38 UK Pounds). Our programme led to a decrease in prices for fruits and vegetables overall, not only in Donetsk. We saw prices for vegetables fall in all markets in the capital region. In particular, the price of courgettes (zucchini) in the Voroshilov Market was 18.40 Grivnya (50 Roubles. 5.20 Renminbi. 54 INR. 0.84 USD. 1.08 CAD. 1.14 AUD. 0.76 Euros. 0.54 UK Pounds); now, its price has fallen to 9.20 Grivnya (25 Roubles. 2.60 Renminbi. 27 INR. 0.42 USD. 0.54 CAD. 0.57 AUD. 0.38 Euros. 0.27 UK Pounds). Other vegetables fell in price by 12 Grivnya (33 Roubles. 3.40 Renminbi. 35 INR. 0.55 USD. 0.70 CAD. 0.75 AUD. 0.50 Euros. 0.35 UK Pounds), an almost 50 percent reduction”.
The DNR Ministry of Economic Development developed the “Social Vegetables” programme. Its first project began on 24 July, at a market-fair in Kuibyshev Raion in Donetsk. Buyers had a choice of a range of vegetables at reduced prices (up to 60 percent off) on offer for sale. The Ministry plans to operate such market-fairs every ten days. Detailed information on this programme is on the DNR Ministry of Economic Development official website.
28 July 2015
DAN Donetsk News Agency
I’m assuming that the prices are per kilo. A local market has the following prices for the two veggies mentioned above:
- 1.07 USD/pound green peppers (non-organic)
- 1.54 USD/pound zucchini squash (non-organic)
Green peppers would be 2.36 USD (140 Roubles. 15 Renminbi. 150 INR. 3 CAD. 3.25 AUD. 2.15 Euros. 1.50 UK Pounds)/kilo and courgettes (zucchini) would be 3.40 USD (202 Roubles. 21 Renminbi. 218 INR. 4.40 CAD. 4.65 AUD. 3.10 Euros. 2.20 UK Pounds)/kilo. The American price for courgettes (zucchini) is 810 percent of that in the DNR, or, to put it the other way round, the subsidised DNR price is 12.35 percent of the American one. The American price for green peppers is 400 percent of that in the DNR, or put this one the other way round, the subsidised DNR price is 25 percent of the American one. This means that the socialist subsidised DNR prices are very fair, indeed.
Note this, readers… the Peoples Republics are doing their best to build a fair socialist society. The Church backs that 100 percent, to the max! On the other hand, the Galician Uniate/schismo nationalist fascist junta is a neoliberal nihilist hell… the bosses continually raise prices and wages are so far in arrears that it’s a crime. The USA supports the Uniate/schismo fascists… not the socialists! Both John McCain and Chilly Hilly support the fascists. Both Butcher Biden and Ted Cruz support the fascists. Will Bernie support the socialists? Time will tell us…