The impact of the pandemic has hit not only all levels of society in urban areas but also in rural areas. And when there is an economic crisis in urban areas, the village becomes the economic buffer of the city. This was conveyed by the President in a limited meeting for the Acceleration of Village Economic Improvement, September 24, 2020, at the Merdeka Palace, DKI Jakarta Province.
Strategy for Transforming the Village Economy
. One of them is about the realization of the aid program.
"First, in the short term, all program schemes related to social protection nets, such as PKH (Family Hope Program), Cash Assistance (Social Assistance), Village BLT (Direct Cash Assistance) must really be targeted and run effectively. ." said the President.
The Head of State asked to ensure that the program is accepted by people in villages affected by COVID-19 and who are in dire need. In addition, the implementation of the Cash-Intensive Work in the village, the President asked to be properly supervised so that it can reduce the burden on village communities who have lost their jobs, have difficulty finding work, or come from poor families in the village.
Second, the President asked all ministries not to make separate programs.
"Secondly, use the current momentum to integrate, consolidate poverty reduction programs and be consolidated with village economic improvement programs."
Lastly, according to the President, improving the village economy is done by strengthening the economic leverage of the village. Every village needs to develop the potential of its village, its local potential, both related to agriculture, both related to village tourism, both related to industry in the village.