Rural businesses came to life
Rural businesses came to life
In recent years, many rural youth have preferred to go to the cities rather than stay in the countryside in the hope of finding work. Those who decided to stay in the village were too old to leave because of their emotional attachment to the place of residence. The government rushed to the aid of rural households to reduce unemployment in deprived rural and nomadic areas, create employment opportunities for young job seekers, and restore lost prosperity in rural areas, and thus the rural employment plan came to life.
The rural employment plan was implemented following the parliament's permission to withdraw $ 1.5 billion from the resources of the National Development Fund to create employment plans in rural and nomadic areas, and it was decided to transfer the equivalent in Rials from the banks' internal resources to the accounts of operating institutions. .
In the Law on Supporting Development and Creating Sustainable Employment in Rural and Nomadic Areas, in order to achieve the goals of the general policies of the resistance economy, the National Development Fund was allowed to promote production and create sustainable employment in rural and nomadic areas with the approval of the Board of Trustees. To deposit $ 1.5 billion of the fund's resources in the form of loans to agricultural banks, cooperative development, post bank, Omid Entrepreneurship Fund and Agricultural Investment Development Support Fund, so that these resources can be used to provide facilities to non-governmental natural and legal persons. To create employment in villages and cities with less than 10,000 people, with priority given to villages and cities located in border areas and nomadic areas.
In this regard, Omid Entrepreneurship Fund has paid more than 2270 billion tomans in facilities since the announcement of the Law on Sustainable Rural and Nomadic Employment, which has led to the creation of more than 63,000 job opportunities.
The CEO of Omid Entrepreneurship Fund tells ISNA in this regard: More than 65% of the credits of Omid Entrepreneurship Fund and the equivalent of 1100 billion Tomans have been paid to 21,000 projects in the agricultural sector.
According to him, in the plan of sustainable rural and nomadic employment, the payment of facilities to border villages is with a fee of 4%, which has been accepted by Omid Entrepreneurship Fund, and a total of 48% of the fund's facilities have been paid to border villages.
Noorullahzadeh, meanwhile, announced the goal of establishing 5,000 local micro-funds in 5,000 villages, saying that in order to provide employment opportunities for women and youth and to develop businesses, rural women will set up local micro-funds and rural women on the agenda. We have given that currently about 2500 funds have been formed and by next year these funds will increase to 5000 funds.
He considered the launch of micro-credit funds to be effective in strengthening the livelihood of rural households and helping to develop rural women's businesses and said: "Currently, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Jihad for Agriculture, we have started launching local micro-funds and we believe this fund Are effective in financing employment projects and businesses in rural areas.
The CEO of Omid Entrepreneurship Fund considers the establishment of local micro-funds as one of the positive and effective measures of the government in the field of rural employment. Therefore, in order to remove financial restrictions and their access to loans and bank facilities, the idea of creating local micro-funds has been put on the agenda, and in this plan, 120 billion tomans of credit has been allocated to this sector.
According to the latest statistics, 134,152 people have received rural and nomadic employment facilities, of which 47,630 people, equivalent to 36%, are covered by social security insurance, and 7126 people, equivalent to 5%, are covered by the farmers' insurance fund. have taken.
The approved interest rate for rural and nomadic employment facilities for rural and nomadic border areas is 4%, for rural and non-border nomadic areas 6%, and for working capital of production units located in industrial areas and cities with a population of less than 10,000, is equal to 10%. .
The Rural Employment Plan aims to develop employment in deprived and underprivileged rural and nomadic areas and is on the agenda of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, and the Twelfth Government plans to create sustainable employment, reduce unemployment in rural and nomadic areas and prosper. Implementing the labor market has been implemented in its operational record.
According to experts, the successful implementation of this plan, while reducing marginalization and migration to cities, will help keep rural residents, create jobs for unemployed youth and help the income and economy of rural households.