Flour producers can apply for financial assistance until Friday
Flour producers can apply for financial support from the state by Friday, June 24, on the basis of a public call issued by the Administration for Agrarian Payments at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management.
The call was issued in accordance with the Regulation on emergency intervention measures to support flour producers, and according to the website of the Administration, flour producers who delivered type T-400 and type T-500 flour in packages of up to five kilograms, in accordance with the regulation governing the price limit of basic foods in Serbia, are entitled to this financial assistance.
How much money will be paid?
How much money will be paid to producers individually within the assistance will depend on the number of those who apply and the amount of flour they have delivered, and a total amount of RSD 160 million has been allocated for this purpose.
Director of the business association of millers „Zitounija“ Zdravko Sajatovic has said that the state will pay the millers a debt of 160 million dinars in two months due to the difference in the price between market prices and frozen prices for T-400 and T-500 flour in packages of one to five kilograms.
„Last week, the Government of Serbia approved funds for the payment of the debt for February and March of RSD 160 million, and the total debt from the beginning of February to the beginning of June is RSD 283 million,“ Sajatovic said.
According to him, the national commodity reserves delivered wheat to millers at the price of 23 dinars in December last year and January this year, and after that they were forced to buy it on the market at prices of 35 to 39 dinars per kilogram, while the price of flour remained at the same level from November last year, so this product was sold below the price of production.