Tibet builds escape route from poverty

By Hou Liqiang/Daqiong | China Daily | 2017-09-12 07:12

Tibet builds escape route from poverty

Tsamjo Drolma's family of four was registered as impoverished last year by the Lhunze county government in the Tibet autonomous region. The 49-year-old mother explained to China Daily some of the subsidies her family receives as a result. [Photo/China Daily]

Financial aid

・ About 300 yuan ($46) to plant grain on the family's 0.3 hectares of farmland.

・ About 700 yuan to maintain their more than 34 hectares of grassland.

・ 3,000 yuan each for Tsamjo Drolma and her husband for their work as forest rangers, a job reserved for impoverished families.

・ 80 percent of the 3,800 yuan annual tuition fee paid for the couple's eldest son, who graduated from a college in Tibet this year.

・ 8,000 yuan a year to cover their youngest son's college expenses, including the 6,000 yuan annual tuition fee. He was accepted at a college in Tianjin last year.

・ 15,000 yuan to repair damage to their home caused by an earthquake last year.

・ A 70 percent refund on any medical costs incurred at hospitals in Lhunze.

・ 1 kilogram of salt for 0.5 yuan, compared with the market price of 2 yuan.

・ A dairy cow valued at about 6,000 yuan.

・ About 300 yuan each time a cadre visits, which is about three times a year.


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