Visit of small shops on the central square of Liglet, presentation by the elected officials of La Trimouille of what they are doing in terms of social mobility, stop at the Ecomusée du Montmorillonnais… On Thursday June 15, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne will be in the Come to propose “a new political contract with the rural world”.
It will take the form of a plan – France ruralités – that the Prime Minister will present during her trip. The campaigns are ” a chance “ for France, underlines his entourage. “Let’s stop opposing urban and rural”it’s necessary “let them support each other”.
In the 31,000 municipalities that make up the rural territories of the country (90% of its area), 22 million inhabitants live with the often expressed feeling of being abandoned. Two IFOP surveys conducted online for Rural Families, between April 27 and May 11, with two samples of 1,002 and 1,505 people, show that many problems remain.
The disarray of popular France
Six out of ten rural inhabitants surveyed note “a deterioration in access to public services in recent years” and particularly to health services. It’s the “main brake” the installation of new populations in the countryside, according to this study published on June 14. However, a large majority of people surveyed (59% of the general public and 75% of rural people) consider that the rural world is experiencing a revival. Today, 80% of the 31,000 rural communes are gaining inhabitants, according to the government.
It is on this wave that the executive wishes to surf. “We must seize this opportunitythey say to Matignon, and gather the resources. » The disarray of this popular France has always been a sensitive subject for the President of the Republic, because it affects equal opportunities as much as the risk of sporadic revolt. The France rurality plan is not “not guided” by the vote for the National Rally, specifies Matignon, while acknowledging that “It is an element to take into account” : “concrete answers” to the problems of the French are “Like to reduce the RN vote and the feeling of abandonment” of these territories.
France ruralités contains a large section of measures intended to improve the daily lives of French people living in the countryside. In 2019, the government had already launched “a rural agenda”. But this catalog of 181 measures had left a taste of unfinished to the local actors. The plan will only contain about forty this time, but in all areas. An envelope of 90 million euros will be devoted to financing “ecological and solidarity” projects which could help citizens who live in the countryside to do without their car, whether to go to the station or to the pharmacy.
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