Iranian villages make up about 26 percent of the country's population, and they are expected to be productive and entrepreneurial, and be able to provide food for the country.
Eqtesad bar Khat – Jandaqian, Deputy director of the country’s Organization of Rural Municipalities, in an interview explained that Iran’s villages have considerable potentialities to produce wealth and set up new businesses on the way to develop the current state.
He added: “In recent years, due to changes in the economic patterns and preferences of the service sectors, as well as climate change and the result of the lack of rainfall and water, we could not increase the value added of the main activities of the villagers in the country, while this figure has been around 2.10%.”
According to Jandeqian, the executive sector of the Organization of Rural Municipalities is one of the largest organizations in terms of management of housing in the country. It has licensed over 37,000 rural municipalities and has established nearly 35,000 ones in the villages and in the villages. They are managing over 95% of the country’s rural population.
Jundagian pointed out the rural municipalities are implementing categories and approaches considering the developmental plans. “The terms of development and change are conceptual, very detailed, and even technical. The people who want to develop are better to change their mentalities since the past variables cannot create future values,” he continued.
This is while, the Organization of Rural Municipalities of Iran has started 600 rural entrepreneurship projects which can help our villages achieve sustainable income.
Jandeqian finally noted that the credit for the villagers has been 19 thousand billion USD from 2003 to 2018 in line with Iran’s developmental approaches as supported by Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, Minister of Interior.