Establishing of the Food in Spring 1917

Establishing of the Food in Spring 1917

After the February Revolution of 1917, one of the key issues facing the new government was the solution of the food problem. On March 9 (22), 1917, the Provisional Government established the All-State Food Committee. The tasks of the Committee included the development of nation-wide measures for the food business. Along with the Committee, other government bodies dealt with the problem of food supply, both permanent (ministries) and temporary (commissions).

Provisions of the Provisional Government on the formation of the State Food Committee and the Commission for clarifying the issue of supplying the population with consumer goods, financing the sugar industry and carrying out the bread campaign are presented; Protocols of meetings of local food organizations; Stenograms of the meetings of the Food Committee, reports on the meetings of the sections and commissions of the Committee and materials to them (certificates, notes, etc.), the journals of the Committee on its activities, the committee of its organs, the journals of the Sugar and Bread Commissions of the Food Committee, On the standardization of consumption of bread products, on the procurement of products for the needs of the army, large settlements, etc.; as well as clippings from newspapers, with information on the supply of the population, on the purchase of bread for the army and the rules of requisitioning bread, on grain monopoly, the introduction of cards for bread, flour, etc.

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