The agro-diesel promotion program will last until the end of 2021. "SOCAR" will provide diesel to farmers at a discounted price, the Rural Development Agency of the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture informed report.ge.
According to the agency, it will be possible to receive discount cards remotely. Registration for the program will start on February 1, and discount cards will be activated from February 7.
Fuel cards will be issued remotely through the website https://my.mepa.gov.ge; farmers will also be able to receive the cards at the Rural Development Agency's regional offices; in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara - in the municipal centers.
The program provides 150 liters of fuel discount cards for 1 hectare and no more than 15,000 liters for agricultural land that exceeds 100 hectares.
Nationwide, diesel will be delivered according to the established schedule: from February 1 to March 31 - more than 2,000 liters of fuel will be delivered, from April 1 to April 30 - an additional 1,500 liters, and from May 1 to December 31 - the remaining amount.
Discount cards can be cashed at 89 SOCAR Georgia Petroleum gas stations throughout Georgia, as well as at its wholesale bases in Tbilisi and Samtredia.
Farmers using the program will have the opportunity to buy diesel fuel for 20 tetri cheaper from the wholesale bases of the company "SOCAR Georgia Petroleum" at a price fixed in the monthly consolidated tender for the current year and from the gas stations at a discount of 16 tetri.
The program is implemented based on a memorandum signed between the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture and SOCAR Georgia Petroleum, and no budget funds are spent on it.