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Innovation to battle poverty in Shandong

2017/12/14 16:07:13   source:sdchina.com

To fight against poverty, Shandong has taken innovative measures to stimulate the endogenous dynamics of the poverty-stricken areas. The province has initiated four ways of poverty relief. 302,000 of the poverty population have been transferred and provided with employment, thanks to which some 620,000 impoverished people have got rid of poverty, accounting for 26 percent of the total poverty population.

The income from household business operation or wages and salary of impoverished households has reached 51.7 percent of the per capita net income.

Employment and poverty alleviation workshops have been widely established in Shandong for the sake of finding work in the neighborhood for the poverty stricken population. A total of 5,771 workshops have been set up, providing 96,000 people with employment opportunities and the annual labor service income has increased by 70 million yuan. 99 enterprises were included in the national level poverty relief base, ranking the first in China.

To promote accurate poverty alleviation, Shandong develops some “mutual aid poverty relief public positions”including mutual elderly care, mutual nursery and mutual patient care, providing 7,428 people with a job and issuing position subsidy of 3.266 million yuan.

Labor service unions organize unified training and employment for the poor population. The first batch of 50 unions have come into service, with 79,000 people obtaining employment.

In addition, the entrepreneurship poverty alleviation workshops help those that are willing to start up their own businesses. 21 million yuan of guaranteed loans have been made to support startups in the distressed areas.

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