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19 365 farmers have benefited from the excise free fuel scheme

  • 10/13/2021 10:11 AM
19 365 farmers have benefited from the excise free fuel scheme

With the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for the first time this year it was possible to support farmers with free fuel. 19 365 farmers from 12 counties of the country benefited from the free fuel scheme for agriculture. According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, fuel subsidies for agriculture have had an increased interest from farmers to obtain duty-free fuel for agricultural work.

19 365 applications with about 4.1 million liters of fuel for an area of about 31 558 hectares of fodder and corn have been declared valid. While in the first phase of application, in the scheme of support of tax-free fuel for agriculture, January 15 - March 30, 2021, applied over 20 thousand farmers nationwide. This support measure significantly reduced farmers' costs in production and consequently prices for the consumer.