China News Service, Dali, September 17 (Du Xiaoxiao) Mentioning the Dali Double Corridor, many people's first impression is "Poetry and the distance". It seems that this small fishing village with thriving tourism is not linked to poverty.

As everyone knows, Shikuai Village, Wuxing Village and Huoshan Village in Shuanglang Town are one of the main battlefields for poverty alleviation in Dali City, Yunnan Province.

Recently, the reporter visited the unknown side of Dali Shuanglang.

  There are 7 administrative villages under the jurisdiction of Shuanglang Town in Dali City, among which Shikuai Village, Wuxing Village, and Huoshan Village are classified as poor villages. 608 households with 2281 people have been filed in poverty-stricken households.

In recent years, Shuanglang Town has actively promoted industrial transformation and development, activated mountain resources, and vigorously supported the development of characteristic industries.

The picture shows the pomegranate grown in Wuxing Village.

Photo by Du Xiaoxiao

"Get Rich Fruit" hangs on the pomegranate tree

  In Wuxing Village, Shuanglang Town, bright red pomegranates hang all over the branches, and soft-seed pomegranates have become the "rich fruit" for villagers to alleviate poverty and increase income.

In recent years, Wuxing Village has used its unique location and natural advantages to combine the development of the pomegranate industry with poverty alleviation.

  In 2015, in order to develop plateau agriculture and win the battle against poverty, Wuxing Village went to Henan to inspect the planting of soft-seed pomegranate.

In 2016, Wuxing Village introduced and started to promote the cultivation of soft-seed pomegranate.

At present, the planting area of ​​soft-seed pomegranate has reached 1,300 mu, and the fruit-bearing pomegranate has reached 500 mu, with an estimated annual income of more than 7.5 million yuan.

  "In order to improve the enthusiasm and initiative of the villagers to plant pomegranates, the government provides a subsidy of 300 yuan per mu for poor households that grow pomegranates." said Hao Tianmin, the team leader and first secretary of the Wuxing Village Work Team in Shuanglang Town, Dali Provincial Tourism Resort, the village An online e-commerce company has also been opened to expand sales through the Internet and sell pomegranates further.

Little sericulture "weaves" a bright future

  Shikuai Village, not far from Wuxing Village, is located in the northeast of Shuanglang Town. The poverty area in the village is large and the poverty level is deep.

In 2009, the Dali Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government combined the fact that Shikuai Village’s annual temperature is relatively high and suitable for the development of silkworm breeding, provided technical guidance to farmers and carried out the purchase of silkworm cocoons. Shikuai village sericulture officially started.

  Due to the unique geographical environment and the advantages of light and heat, Shikuai Village can raise mulberry silkworms for one season compared with surrounding areas, and can raise silkworms for five seasons a year. The first season can produce silkworms in March and April each year. The surrounding area is one month earlier.

According to Wang Yonggui, deputy director of the Shikuai Village Committee, 186 households in the village have joined the sericulture team, among which 67 poor households have been registered, and more than 4,300 mu of mulberry leaves have been planted.

Since 2017, Dali Guangtong Cocoon Silk Co., Ltd. has paid more than 8 million yuan for silkworm cocoons to silkworm farmers every year. Sericulture has become the main industry for farmers in Shikuai Village to alleviate poverty and increase income.

  As the pomegranates from Wuxing Village are on the market one after another, visitors can taste fresh pomegranates from Shuanglang. The unique climate of Shikuai Village provides a steady stream of high-quality silkworm cocoons for the market.

Dali Shuanglang is making more people familiar with its advantages beyond tourism.