“Life has been restored to 651 rural houses. As many as 132 families have decided to return to the countryside from urban and suburban areas,” said Krkobabic, after signing a grant agreement for the purchase of rural houses with a garden in Serbia.

He added that the settlement of empty rural houses is a fundamental idea for the survival of the villages of Serbia and Serbia itself, and that the goal is to settle 6,000 families in empty rural houses in the next five years, thus bringing the number of families to 30,000 from the Great Migration of Carnojevic “.

He pointed out that next year ten times more funds are needed to buy houses, and that “the state of Serbia, the Serbian Orthodox Church, but also successful domestic corporations and wealthy individuals, as well as the diaspora, which has announced that it will be seriously involved, must be counted on.” .

Krkobabic said that “this mission has the support of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts through the Village Committee headed by Academician Dragan Skoric, but also all well-meaning citizens of Serbia.”

We thought for a long time about going to live in the countryside, and the period of corona and isolation, so working from home only strengthened our desire and we started looking for the ideal country house for ourselves. In this way we succeeded. We will live in a healthier environment. , and we will dedicate ourselves to growing food, “said Dragana Katic, who is moving from Belgrade to the Valjevo village of Taor with her partner Boris.

So far, 651 houses on the territory of Serbia have been allocated from that program of the Ministry of Village Care. The greatest interest is in the municipalities of Backa Palanka, Apatin, Kikinda, Kula, Sombor, and in the south they are Pirot, Aleksinac, Dimitrovgrad, Svilajnac …

The competition lasted until November 1, 945 applications were received, and according to the conditions prescribed by the Decree of the Government of Serbia, the applicants were married and unmarried couples, young farmers and single parents, up to 45 years of age who want to start their lives. in the countryside by becoming independent from their parents’ homes or moving from the cities to live in the countryside.

The value of the village house with a garden, which the interested parties found themselves, could not exceed 1.2 million dinars (10,000 euros), and the entire program is implemented in cooperation with local governments that assess market value and check whether property assets are regulated. legal relations and real estate.

Initially, 500 million dinars were allocated for this program, but due to very great interest, that amount was increased to 686.5 million dinars at the proposal of the Ministry of Rural Care, introduced by the government.

The money is allocated as prescribed by the Decree, until the funds are spent, in the order of the received applications.


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