The Georgian government has decided to boost flour subsidies - on the
market price of a 50-kilogram sack of first grade flour will not exceed GEL 15.
The subsidies will concern the companies
that have purchased at least 75 tons of flour over the past 90 days or imported
at least 140 tons.
The subsidies will be available
from February 1 to March 31.
The government will allocate GEL 10 million for subsidies
from the budget. The flour subsidy program was launched on December 1 and will last until the end of
March and is aimed to prevent an increase in bread prices amid an increase in the global grain prices.
Eight large companies won the tender to get subsidies.