Open Governance
All Poverty-Stricken Counties in Tibet Autonomous Region of Sichuan Lifted out of Poverty

  On February 18, the People's Government of Sichuan Province issued the Notice on Removing 31 Counties (County-Level Cities) Including Xuyong County from the List of Poverty-Stricken Counties, approving to remove 31 counties (county-level cities) from the list of poverty-stricken counties. So far, all poverty-stricken counties in Tibet Autonomous Region of Sichuan Province have been lifted out of poverty. Among the 31 counties (county-level cities), four counties are in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, which is the first time that poverty-stricken counties in Liangshan have shaken off poverty.

  The 31 counties (county-level cities) include 30 national-level poverty-stricken counties, namely, Xuyong County and Gulin County of Luzhou City, Jian'ge County, Wangcang County and Cangxi County of Guangyuan City, Mabian Yi Autonomous County of Leshan City, Pingshan County of Yibin City, Wanyuan City and Xuanhan County of Dazhou City, Pingchang County and Tongjiang County of Bazhong City, Heishui County, Rangtang County and Aba County of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Yajiang County, Daofu County, Luhuo County, Ganzi County, Xinlong County, Dege County, Baiyu County, Shiqu County, Seda County, Litang County, Batang County and Derong County of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Muli Tibetan Autonomous County, Yanyuan County, Ganluo County and Leibo County of Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture; one provincial -level poverty-stricken county, namely, Ebian Yi Autonomous County of Leshan City.

  Sichuan Province has been taking serious measures to promote poverty alleviation, which have seen tremendous achievements. So far, Sichuan has completed the poverty alleviation and relocation task of the 13th Five-year Plan, building houses benefiting 1.2685 million people, with a completion rate of 93.2%; Sichuan has so far solved the safety problem of drinking water for 2.8831 million poverty-stricken people; the sales volume of "Sichuan Poverty Alleviation" indication products reached RMB 16 billion in 2019; in 2019, Sichuan has lifted 500,000 poverty-stricken people and 1,482 poverty-stricken villages out of poverty; Sichuan has reduced its poverty incidence to 0.3% at the end of 2019 from 9.6% at the end of 2013.

  According to the head of Sichuan Provincial Poverty Alleviation Campaign Office, Sichuan will launch its final poverty alleviation campaign targeted at 200,000 people of 300 villages in seven counties this year.

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