The first meeting of the Supreme Council of Nomads and Rural Development was held this morning (Monday), chaired by the first vice president.
Pointing out that one of the most important goals of the Islamic Revolution has been the continuation of justice and deprivation in the country, the First Vice President said: “Development of rural and nomadic areas is one of the important priorities of the country and it was necessary to increase coordination.” Synergy and integration of the Supreme Council of Nomads and Rural Development should be established.
Jahangiri said: “Sustainable and comprehensive development and service to the rural and nomadic community is one of the duties of all agencies and efforts should be made to take more measures in this regard.”
Pointing out that the situation of the country’s villages before the Islamic Revolution was very unfortunate, he said: “After the Islamic Revolution, on the initiative of Imam Khomeini, a constructive jihad was formed in order to eliminate deprivation from the villages. Attention was paid to the corners of the country.
Expressing concern over the migration of villagers to cities and the phenomenon of suburbanization around large cities, the first vice president said: “Today, about 11 million people live on the outskirts of the country, which is a matter of concern.” This issue is so important that the Supreme Leader held four meetings with the heads of forces and senior officials of the country to control social harms.
Asked why, despite the creation of infrastructure such as water, electricity and gas supply and the provision of educational and health services, migration from the villages has continued, he said: “We must create conditions for reverse migration to the villages.” Villagers and nomads must have adequate facilities, and this can happen through planning, integration through the Supreme Council of Nomads, and rural development.
Jahangiri added: “The measures taken to serve the villages and nomads have been unparalleled. In addition to implementing large projects such as construction of refineries, petrochemical complexes, power plants, dams, major highways and similar works, government agencies have been able to provide water and Electricity and gas and the provision of educational, health services and even the delivery of the Internet to the villages have achieved significant statistics, and fortunately other complementary work such as rural insurance and job creation is underway. In this regard, the assistance of the Supreme Leader to withdraw from the Foreign Exchange Development Fund in order to create employment in the villages has been significant and has led to job creation in the villages.
Referring to a visit to a village around the city of Tehran, he said: “The villagers said that many people come to this village from Tehran every morning to work and return home at night.” The idea of concentrating in the villages to create jobs is entrenched in many provinces. The issue of the village must be taken seriously because it is compatible with the issue of justice, food security and the policies of the resistance economy.
He continued: “The production of 130 million tons of agricultural products in rural areas and the lack of need to import wheat is the result of government support policies for rural and nomadic communities.” In 1992, more than 6 million tons of wheat were imported, but in recent years the amount of imports has been only to maintain strategic strategic reserves during the embargo period. The effect of increasing the purchase price of wheat to a guaranteed price from 400 tomans per kilogram at the beginning of this government to 4,000 tomans this year has shown itself in self-sufficiency and providing food security and farmers’ income. Good things have happened in Khuzestan, Sistan and Baluchestan and the west of the country for agricultural prosperity such as land leveling and water supply, which should continue in order to increase the income level of rural households.
Jahangiri asked his deputy for rural development and deprived areas to hold regular meetings with other agencies in order to present upstream programs for development, and to plan by establishing a specialized secretariat consisting of representatives of the agencies and holding monthly meetings for rural and nomadic development.
The First Vice President said: “Developing an integrated rural and nomadic development plan is a necessity that must become a comprehensive and extensive work.”
Referring to the measures taken to improve and strengthen rural units against unexpected events such as earthquakes, he said: “Valuable work has been done in this field and during a trip to one of the provinces after the earthquake, I saw that these buildings suffered the least damage.” Saw.
Jahangiri described the issue of providing housing for orphans as a priority, given God’s emphasis on addressing the situation of this segment of society, and called for the efforts of all institutions to build shelters for the deprived and orphans.
He also referred to the report on health houses in the villages and said: “Due to the issue of coronary heart disease, the existence of a health network to provide services throughout the country is necessary and our villagers should not have to travel to receive the least medical services. To other cities.
The First Vice President called on the State Budget and Planning Organization to cooperate more with the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education in helping to discuss the health of villagers and nomads, especially during the corona.
Mohammad Omid, Vice President for Rural Development and Deprived Areas, the first vice president, also presented an overview of some measures taken after the Islamic Revolution to eliminate deprivation from the country’s rural and nomadic community, saying: The creation of the Supreme Council of Nomads and rural development has created more than ever.
He added: “In the government of prudence and hope, great strides have been made to complete the infrastructure and provide services to the villagers and nomads, and the president has been seriously pursuing the formation of the Supreme Council in order to provide better services.”
In this meeting, which was attended by the Ministers of Jihad for Agriculture, Education, Cooperation, Labor and Social Welfare, Culture and Islamic Guidance, Roads and Urban Development and Energy, as well as the chairmen of the Imam Relief Committee and the Housing Foundation, a report on the situation and overview The country’s villages and its comparison with other countries were presented by the First Vice President for Rural Development and Deprived Areas.
In this report, referring to the role of rural and nomadic community in providing food security, territorial preservation and pure Iranian culture, the integrated rural and nomadic development program with regard to demographic challenges, rural and nomadic economic status, economic participation rate and The presence of households, the average annual income, the unemployment situation and the services provided are some of the necessities of the country today.
According to the report, the current situation and developments in Iran’s rural and nomadic community in providing services to rural and nomadic communities, according to World Bank reports, are among the top 10 countries in the world, and the measures taken have led to stability in rural population and reverse rural migration. .
Also, Tabesh, the head of the Housing Foundation of the Islamic Revolution, presented a report on the resilience of rural housing units.
Referring to the standardization of rehabilitated and rehabilitated units and the resistance of these units to natural disasters such as earthquakes, he said: “So far, 2.5 million rural units have been rehabilitated and effective measures to provide housing for the deprived, orphans and families with two disabilities.” done.
Taghavi Nejad also presented a report on the latest situation of health care facilities in the country’s villages and the needs of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education to provide services.
According to this report, more than 40% of the physical spaces of the health sector in the villages have been built in the government of Tadbir and Omid, and currently more than 8,000 units operate in the health network throughout the country.