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Over 1.3 mln Tibetan farmers out of poverty in 10 years

(Xinhua)

19:53, December 08, 2011

LHASA, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- The population of impoverished farmers in southwest China's Tibet autonomous region was reduced from about 1.48 million in 2001 to 168,000 by the end of 2010.

With the efforts of the central and local governments, over 1.3 million Tibetan farmers, whose annual per capita income was under the poverty line of 1,300 yuan (205 U.S dollars), have overcome poverty, said Cewang Dobgye, head of the region's Aid-the Poor Projects office on Thursday.

Over the past 10 years, an accumulative investment of 3.675 billion yuan was allotted for 4,000 projects designed to meet the needs of locals and alleviate poverty for farmers, he said.

Theses projects include labor skills training, integral moving of the peasant families living in the regions with serious endemic, and improvement of infrastructures.

With the implementation of these poverty-reduction projects, the annual per capital income of farmers in Tibet increased from 1,404 in 2001 to 4,138 in 2010.

"The poverty-reduction projects have accelerated the growth of farmers' incomes and improved the living and working conditions, which all contribute to social stability in the farm regions of Tibet," he said.

In the 2011-2015 period, the regional government will allot over 300 million yuan annually to help 122,000 households of low-income families out of poverty.

 
 
 
 
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