12.May .2020 19:00

Government exempted Farmers from irrigation taxes in 2020

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Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia announced today that 42,000 farmers will be exempt from paying irrigation taxes in 2020.

Farmers that want to purchase special agricultural equipment, erect greenhouses or irrigation systems can apply to receive up to 50% financing from the state.

Gakharia also said that all farmers will receive 150 liters of diesel fuel per hectare in 2020, which will cost GEL 1 less compared to the marker price.

The fuel price is critically significant for agricultural activities and we are working to address this problem not only during the COVID-19 crisis, but also in the coming years. I guarantee that the price of diesel will be significantly cheaper for farmers”, said Gakharia.

Farmers should apply to the Ministry of Agriculture starting May 20 to receive benefits from the state.