The move comes in the wake of a spike in the price of rice even during peak harvesting season amid speculation of crop losses from floods and unfavourable weather.
As policymakers debate the use of remedial measures to ease the pain of high fuel costs, senior economist Mapa warns against distributions that could aggravate inflation.
The move will benefit over 8.6 million people, comprising four million households, 1.2 million senior citizens, and 3.4 million single individuals.
Proposed measures include streamlining and shortening statutory procedures, avoiding repetitively executing similar procedures.
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The government is also considering curbing the prices of imported wheat it sells to milling companies in October and later.
Indonesia produces 55 million to 60 million birds per week, with a surplus of around 15 percent to 20 percent after domestic consumption.
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Only 20 to 30 percent of provincial buses are currently operating, with some 26,000 to 28,000 workers, including drivers, conductors, and ticket sellers affected.
Netting out the effects of the government’s one-off relief measures, the year-on-year rate of increase in May was 1.7 per cent, while price drops were seen for gas and water.