Two more income group added to Iran’s new subsidy plan: Official
By increasing the number of beneficiary deciles from three to five, 48 million Iranians receive more subsidies under the new plan of Iran’s Ministry of Cooperation, Labor, and Social Welfare. Alireza Asgarian, the deputy labor minister for welfare and economic affairs, said that a 1.2 million-rial credit will be granted to Iranians of income deciles one to five, after they purchase two million rials’ worth of products of the new subsidy plan, according to mcls.gov.ir. The main goal of implementing the subsidy plan is to ensure people’s needs are met, the official said, noting that the more purchases Iranians make, the greater the possibility of identifying and solving the problems of the plan. The main 11 products of milk, cheese, eggs, chicken meat, edible oil, rice, dairy products, beans, pasta, sugar, and frozen beef have been included in the subsidy coverage of the ministry.