The Resolution regulates removing fertile layer of soil, storing, using and re-cultivating. It consists of four articles: Purpose (1); Definition of terms (2); Main provisions (3); and Control and liability for obligations regarding soil cultivation (4). Re-cultivation is required for impaired soil, among others, by extraction of minerals, installing pipelines, demolishing premises, waste disposal sites etc.
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Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. After a brief period of independence following the Russian Revolution of 1917, Georgia was occupied by Soviet Russia in 1921, becoming the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic and part of the Soviet Union. After independence in 1991, post-communist Georgia suffered from civil unrest and economic crisis for most of the 1990s. This lasted until the Rose Revolution of 2003, after which the new government introduced democratic and economic reforms.
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