The adoption of this initiative will improve the well-being of Russian families, solve housing problems, restore large cities and megacities, revive rural areas, strengthen Russia’s food security, and increase the birth rate. As a result of the meeting, the group will prepare formal proposals to develop family homestead settlements in Altai region.
In the Chelyabinsk region, there are already twelve family homestead settlements occupying a total area of 1670 hectares. As a rule, they are built on abandoned agricultural land overgrown with trees and shrubs, fields of old Soviet collective farms. Family homestead creators tidy them up, and using their own money build access roads, connect electricity, and work to restore the ecosystem.
More than 20,000 families throughout the country have chosen the family homestead path for themselves. In 60 regions, settlements of a new type have been created, providing for ecological management of the economy, creation of useful products, careful treatment of nature and the surrounding world. But due to the imperfection of the legislation, people face serious problems.
Some people think we should adopt a special law on family homesteads so that these issues can be settled. Others believe it’s enough simply to introduce the concept of the ‘Family Homestead’ into the current Land Code.
The federal government recently introduced a Bill on the regulation of the creation and operation of Family Homesteads. The document is being finalised taking into account the wishes of regional administrations.
The state will most likely have to consolidate a legal status for these thousands of people who have organised their life in the countryside, and officially recognising this form of land management will remove many problems.
The crux of the family homestead idea is that each citizen of Russia should acquire a plot of land to build their own economy, where the family lives and grows. In essence, the family homestead is different from peasant farming, and therefore it needs its own legal framework.
In rural areas there are already about 400 new settlements consisting of family homesteads at different stages of development. They are being built by citizens who want to live closer to nature and develop their own eco-production.
A family homestead is a one-hectare plot of land that includes a house and a garden, a comfortable place for raising a family and for retiring in old age. It is a person’s homeland on Earth, promoting feelings of love between parents and children.
The Russian president, leader of the ONF, Vladimir Putin, in his message to the Federal Assembly, directed all responsible people towards the further development of agriculture and rural areas. The head of state noted “how important it is for a person, for each family to have his own house, his home”.
On a Family Homestead, a person is responsible for their own well-being, health and prosperity of the family. Uniting with their like-minded neighbors, residents solve common problems of roads, work, leisure, education of children and so on.
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