Today, companies have unsold products and wine stocks which they cannot sell, therefore, they are not able to pay higher prices for grapes. The Prime Minister of Georgia said at today’s government session.
The companies paid more in the previous years because the reality and the possibilities of the market were different. The subsidy from the state amounted to 35 tetri for white grapes and 15 tetri –for red ones, nothing has changed today , just the companies have unsold products, wine reserves they cannot sell as wine exports have decreased by 60% due to the serious crisis not only in Russia and Ukraine, but all over the world,” said the Prime Minister and appealed to politicians to give up provocations as these actions are only directed against the state.
He says that he understands the honest farmers who do not have the information and are misleading. The Prime Minister called on the Agriculture Minister Otar Danelia and other members of the Cabinet to provide people with as much information as possible. In Prime Minister’s words, the subsidy which was carried out under the new government in agriculture, is unprecedented as we are talking about one billion GEL. Prime Minister stressed that no other government was interested in this area as the current.
Prime Minister says nothing has changed from the government regarding grape subsidies, because the subsidy amount has remained the same as in previous years. According to him, the government is actively working on the opening of the Chinese market.