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Chukotka wants grant support from the Ministry of Agriculture

The Commission of the Department of Agricultural Policy and Environmental Management of the Chukotka Autonomous Region granted six applications for grant support to local initiatives of citizens living in rural settlements. Selected projects will be sent to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, where the final decision will be made on providing subsidies to the budgets of municipalities to finance initiatives, the press service of the regional administration said.

As the secretary of the Commission, the consultant of the department of economy and state support of the agro-industrial complex of the Department Valentina Lukin noted, only 7 applications were considered, they came from the villages Omolon, Anyuysk, Ostrovnoy Bilibino district, Novy Chaplino, Sireniki Providensky district, Snezhnoye Anadyrsky district and Lavrentiya Chukotsky district. All initiatives are of a social nature, in particular, the construction of a universal sports complex, the holding of a festival of interethnic culture and rural sports days, street lighting replacement.

- When selecting applications, the expediency and validity of the proposed measures was taken into account, and the availability of all the necessary documents was checked, - said Valentina Lukina, - as a result, such projects as the construction of a playground in Omolon, the arrangement of a recreation and roller-skating zone in Lavrentia, the festival of interethnic culture "Rivers of friendship" in Anyuisk and the rural sports day in Ostrovnoye, replacement of street lighting along the pedestrian zones in the rural settlements of Sireniki and Novoye Chaplino.

Municipalities whose projects have passed the competitive selection, in time to 31 December this year, it is necessary to develop a program for the sustainable development of rural areas.

According to the governor of Chukotka, Roman Kopin, the event on the collection of civil initiatives allows to increase the participation of the population in addressing issues of local importance, which as a whole should positively affect the development of settlements in the region.

- The local people know and understand best of all what exactly they need to create comfortable living conditions in their village. The grant program, of course, does not solve all the existing issues, but it may well become the means that will launch a mechanism for the further active participation of citizens in the life of their native village, the governor believes.

The best initiatives will be able to get grant support in the amount of up to 2 million rubles allocated from the federal and regional budgets. Financing is carried out within the framework of the federal target program “Sustainable development of rural areas for 2014-2017 years and for the period up to 2020 year” and the state program “Development of the agro-industrial complex of the Chukotka Autonomous Region for 2014-2020 years”.

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