"State will fill the gap between old and new electricity tariffs for vulnerable families" - PM Gharibashvili

"State will fill the gap between old and new electricity tariffs for vulnerable families" - PM Gharibashvili

"State will fill the gap between old and new electricity tariffs for vulnerable families" - PM Gharibashvili

The FINANCIAL -- The difference between the old and new electricity tariffs will be fully covered by the state for vulnerable families, - Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili said at a press conference on July 26. 

"The government is doing everything possible to ease the burden for our socially vulnerable people. By my instruction, the government's economic team elaborated several plans for subsidies, but finally we chose a scheme, under which the state will fully cover the difference between the old and new electricity tariffs for vulnerable families. This will apply to all – about 208,000 families,”- Gharibashvili said.

According to the PM, 20 million dollars will be allocated from the budget. 

“This will be an additional cost for the budget, but it is conditioned by necessity,”- said the PM.