ArmInfo. On February 22, the Armenian government approved the program "State support to agricultural land users for the purchase of diesel fuel at affordable prices." The subsidy for 1 liter of diesel fuel will amount to 60 drams.
As the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Armenia Robert Makaryan stated, the draft proposes to allocate to the Ministry of Agriculture in 2010 an amount of 360 million drams for subsidizing diesel fuel in the calculation to 60 drams per 1 liter of fuel with a sales volume of up to 6 million liters.
Diesel fuel will be sold to land users under the control of regional administrations by logic up to 200 liters of diesel fuel per 1 hectare of land with a land plot of 3 hectares.
Meanwhile, as the press service of the Agriculture Ministry told ArmInfo, in 2017 the subsidy for a liter of diesel fuel was 34.4 drams. As a result, the villagers received diesel fuel at a price of 280 drams per 1 liter. It turns out that even with the subsidy level approved today, diesel fuel will rise in price for farmers by almost a third. , - the question, in this context, is rhetorical. It should be noted that according to the SCPEC monitoring data, as a result of tax changes since January 1, 2018, the price of 1 liter of gasoline increased by 20 drams, 1 liter of diesel fuel by 60 drams, and 1 cubic meter of compressed gas by 20 drams. Nevertheless, at parliamentary hearings on the rise in prices, deputy head of the State Revenue Committee of Armenia Vakhtang Mirumyan authoritatively stated that raising the excise tax rate on fuel can not have a chain effect and lead to an increase in prices for certain types of goods. In the Ministry of Agriculture itself, in the person of the Minister, it was stated that a rise in the price of diesel fuel could not significantly affect the value of agricultural products.