At the government session, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced that all winegrowers whose crops were damaged by hail will receive 3,500 GEL per hectare from the state. The Prime Minister expressed hope that the winegrowers will use the amount in a targeted manner.
“Unfortunately, too many growers lost thousands of hectares of vineyards. Their crops were destroyed. We said that we will take these damaged grapes, and we did so. The process has started. We have already collected grapes worth 20 million GEL. But despite this, since they were harmed, we decided, as we did two years ago, to help the affected winegrowers and allocate 3,500 GEL as aid for each damaged hectare. This will help them in a targeted way to save and restore the damaged vineyard,” Garibashvili said.
According to the statement made on September 4, the state will take the grapes damaged by hail for 0.9 GEL.