Volga Baikal AGRO NEWS Update on the Rural Areas Development in Russia !!!
Dmitry Patrushev outlined the priorities for the development of rural areas at a meeting of the “Russian Village”.
On November 19, Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the party United Russia, opened an meeting devoted to the project “Russian Village”. The event was attended by Dmitry Patrushev, Minister of Agriculture, who reported on the implementation of the state program “Comprehensive Development of Rural Areas”.
As the head of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture noted, ensuring sustainable development of rural areas is one of the most important directions of the state socio-economic policy in the field of agriculture. While creating the state program “Comprehensive development of rural areas”, the Ministry focused on the real needs of rural residents, identified as part of ongoing activities to assess the current state of rural areas in key areas. The party United Russia is doing a lot of work on the ground, focusing the attention of regional authorities and villagers on the possibility of participating in this state program.
According to Dmitry Patrushev, the common task is not only to stop the outflow of the rural population, but also to attract townspeople to the village. This requires a creation of a decent infrastructure, mechanisms for affordable housing purchase. Rural mortgage is successfully working in this direction – one of the most demanded instruments of the state program. The number of loans issued is already about 30 thousand, and their volume exceeds 58 billion rubles.
Dmitry Patrushev also emphasized that modern architectural solutions should be used for the development of the village, allowing the implementation of the principles of “smart” territory management. In particular, the state program provides for the possibility of implementing multifunctional facilities in rural areas for the provision of services in various areas. Currently, the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, together with representatives of the agro-industrial complex, is developing such projects for subsequent scaling.
The Russian Village project has been implemented since 2017. Its goals include providing the domestic market of Russia with affordable and high-quality food, as well as popularizing life in the countryside.