“I decided to fulfill the dream of owning a farm and producing truly natural products for myself, with the surplus to sell. This project for me, on the one hand, is a challenge, and on the other hand, it is an interesting business that will feed and delight me”, Roman Trofimenko shared.
On the site of the future farm, there were previously state farm fields, so the land is ready for farming. Now the northerner is solving the issues of connecting to communications, and in the summer he is going to start arranging the territory for construction:
“I want to try to build my project, making the most of government support measures. I received the land free of charge under the Hectare in the Arctic program, an agreement on preferential connection of electricity was signed. We plan to take advantage of the preferential timber option, as well as receive grant support”.
As a reminder, program participants can use model solutions for key types of activities on land plots, which are posted on the website освойгектар.рф: My Home, My Farm, Business on a Hectare. There are instructions for filling out an application, necessary documents, obtaining support measures and ready-made turnkey offers.
Now land is being provided in the Murmansk and Arhangelsk regions, in the Nenets and Yamalo-Nenets autonomous regions, the Republics of Komi and Karelia. Sites can be selected online through the гектарварктике.рф portal, integrated with the federal information system НаДальнийВосток.рф. More than a million hectares are available in these regions.
You can get land under a simplified procedure in a month instead of six months. The Russians themselves can determine the shape, area and permitted type of activity on the site. Individually, you can take a plot of up to one hectare, collectively up to ten people – up to ten hectares, and each member of the group should have no more than one hectare. That is, you can take as ten acres to build a house or a shop, as well as ten hectares for a tourist project.
Recall that more than 60 hectares are supposed to be allocated near Norilsk.
Earlier it became known that every fifth hectare was received by a resident of the non-Arctic region: since February, any Russian resident can become a member of the Hectare in the Arctic program.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: istockphoto.com and Olga Polyanskaya