Rustam Minnikhanov: Consumer cooperation plays an important role in the development of rural areas

25 February 2021, Thursday

The President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov took part in the general reporting meeting of Tatpotrebsoyuz today.

The event was held at the Kazan Cooperative Institute under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan - Minister of Agriculture and Food of Tatarstan Marat Zyabbarov. Its participants were also the Chairman of the Council of the Centrosoyuz of the Russian Federation Dmitry Zubov, the President of the Megapolis trading company Sergey Katsiev, the Chairman of the Board of Tatpotrebsoyuz Rashat Shaimardanov, the rector of the Kazan Cooperative Institute of the Russian University of Cooperation Alsu Nabieva and others.

Before the beginning of the meeting, the guests got acquainted with the samples of products of consumer societies and cooperatives of the republic.

The main report - "On the results of the activities of the consumer cooperation organization for the reporting period and tasks for the future" was made by the chairman of the board of Tatpotrebsoyuz Rashat Shaimardanov. He announced that the Development Concept for 2021-2025 provides for the opening of 105 rural stores (block-modular points), the acquisition of 100 car stores, reconstruction, repair and restoration of 110 rural stores that were previously closed, the opening of 50 stores (retail outlets) for the implementation of farm and own products in large cities and regional centers of the republic, the organization of 50 procurement points, the construction of 25 warehouses and 18 vegetable stores, the construction and reconstruction of 25 buildings in the manufacturing industry, the development of 45 new types of products, the reconstruction of 23 facilities in the catering industry, replacement of technological equipment 20 workshops and expanding the range of services provided.

The development of three own bases in the cities of Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny is envisaged for the organization of a wholesale distribution center of Tatpotrebsoyuz.

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov stressed that last year, special attention was paid to the provision of goods to the remote and sparsely populated settlements.

“I thank our cooperators, our villagers for their active participation in the city fairs,” said Rustam Minnikhanov. “This is a good support of the entire population, especially socially vulnerable citizens.”

In addition, Rustam Minnikhanov expressed his gratitude to Dmitry Zubov, Chairman of the Council of the Central Union of Consumer Societies of the Russian Federation, for supporting the republic and for participating in today's meeting.

“Consumer cooperation plays an important role in the development of rural areas,” Rustam Minnikhanov said. This is not only business development, but also the solution of many social problems. In rural areas, there is little business profitability. But it is especially important to provide the population with services, food, and develop public catering. Consumer cooperation is a special tool, and the state also understands it. The work organized on the basis of the Tatpotrebsoyuz brings its results. "

The President of Tatarstan reminded that today consumer communities have been created in all regions of the republic, dealing with various areas - the procurement of agricultural products and raw materials, processing, trade, public catering.

At the same time, Rustam Minnikhanov emphasized that special attention is paid to trade in rural areas. So, over the past 3 years, 97 block-modular stores have been built. And this year 16 more facilities will be commissioned.

In general, 121 car shops function in cooperatives to ensure exit trade. It is necessary to make the most efficient use of each shop and to optimize transport and logistics costs, Rustam Minnikhanov believes. In addition, it is important to look at the revenue from such trading. On average, this is about 3 million rubles. (in year). The leaders in terms of outbound trade are Pestrechinsky district, Atninsky, Drozhzhanovsky.

The President of Tatarstan also proposed to ensure control over the movement of car shops - on the principle of school buses, when the route of movement of vehicles is tracked.

As for the blanks in consumer cooperation, this issue also needs to be taken under control. For this, the republic creates all the necessary conditions. The volume of procurement in consumer cooperation should grow significantly, Rustam Minnikhanov believes. He noted that in 13 districts today there is no procurement system at all. “As a person who has been a head of a district and organized consumer cooperation, I appeal to the heads of the districts - this is your priority task, without you this work cannot be done,” Rustam Minnikhanov said.

Rustam Minnikhanov raised the issue of catering in educational institutions: “An important issue is school meals. And the President of the country pays special attention to this issue. Consumer cooperation should be involved more actively. Everything in your village is the freshest, the best. There are also positive examples - in the Sabinsky district, the consumer society provides schools with hot meals. We also need to work on catering, search for new forms of work, organize take-out work. "

Consumer cooperation is a very important industry, and it must be supported, said Rustam Minnikhanov. The consumer cooperation system has always been self-sufficient, has always provided itself with blanks, and our task is to preserve and increase the volume of consumer cooperation.

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