[Village Revitalization] "Wujin" becomes "Green Gold" A new path for exploration and development of coal mining subsidence areas in Inner Mongolia

  [Explanation] In the former coal mining subsidence area, rows of photovoltaic power generation panels were erected; the villages that were once located in the subsidence area were relocated to new sites with beautiful scenery and ecological livability; the former mining villagers turned into ecological industrial workers. In order to stabilize income; the former traditional coal industry has been transformed into a green industry integrating green mining + new energy + modern agriculture and animal husbandry... Recently, the reporter visited Yijinhuoluo Banner, Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and saw the old abandoned The mine was transformed into "green water and green hills", and initial results have been achieved in the treatment of coal mining subsidence areas.

  [Explanation] Ulan Mulun Town, located in the southeast of Yijinhuoluo Banner, is rich in mineral resources, with proven coal reserves of 10 billion tons.

However, abandoned mines and coal mining subsidence areas left over from years of mining have caused a certain degree of damage to the local ecological environment.

The reporter saw in Batuta Village, Ulan Mulun Town, that in the old coal mining subsidence area, a 500,000 kilowatt ecological photovoltaic power generation project is about to be completed, and 42,000 mu of land has undergone ecological restoration and re-covered green.

The person in charge of the project introduced to reporters that in addition to the photovoltaic power station with an average annual power generation of 900 million kilowatt-hours, the project also cooperated with the local village collective to develop an "under-board economy" integrating breeding and planting. At the same time, it also provided fixed Employment opportunities, and promote the income of farmers and herdsmen.

The local government also hopes that the project will form a demonstration role and achieve the goal of a win-win situation for the photovoltaic industry and rural revitalization.

  [Concurrent] Yang Jun, Chairman of the People's Congress of Ulan Mulun Town

  Our fellow villagers don't have to do anything every day, and there are two (parts) of income waiting for them. The first is the rental income of our 42,000 mu of land, and the second is the annual dividend of the village's 24 million collective economy.

If the people themselves are able to work and have the willingness to work, if they work in our photovoltaic base project, their daily income will not be less than 200 yuan.

  [Explanation] The ecological environment is good, and the human settlement environment is no exception.

Drive about 7 kilometers from the Batuta coal mining subsidence area to Ulan Mulun Village.

The reporter saw here that beautifully designed small buildings and villas are arranged neatly in the shade of green trees, schools, hospitals, supermarkets and other facilities are all available, and villagers enjoy various benefits such as free heating and water supply.

Villager Lian Zhengbing told reporters that under the collective subsidy of the village, a family lived in a three-story villa with a price of more than 1,000 yuan per square meter.

  [Concurrent] Villager Lian Levy of Ulan Mulun Village

  The life now is better than in the past. That is the whole thing. In the past, when I was in my twenties, I was full of food. How can I talk about eating well? At the very least, I don’t have to worry about dressing and eating. Whatever you want to eat or drink (anything will do).

  [Explanation] As a resource-based village, the collective economy of Ulan Mulun Village has risen and fallen with the coal market.

After the ecological relocation, the local government changed its development thinking. On the one hand, it built green mines and reclaimed the land; on the other hand, it promoted the green industry.

The reporter learned from the coal gangue sintered brick factory in Wulan Mulun village that the coal gangue discharged from coal mines is used as raw materials to produce sintered bricks, which can realize the annual recycling and utilization of 1 million tons of coal gangue and produce 120 million standard bricks. By the end of 2020 This alone contributed 59 million yuan to the village’s collective income and 60 jobs for the villagers.

  [Explanation] Today's Ulan Mulun Village has collective fixed assets of 550 million yuan, and the per capita net income of farmers and herdsmen is 53,200 yuan. The local government stated that the successful transformation of Ulan Mulun Village is the local promotion of green industry development and rural development. The epitome of revitalization, the next step will be to build industrial tourism projects relying on green mines, and continue on this path from "underground black gold" to "overground green gold".

  [Concurrent] Zhao Hailu, Mayor of Ulan Mulun Town

  The combination of photovoltaics and new energy (construction) and ecological construction to carry out this work is especially important for the long-term increase of our people's income.

During the "14th Five-Year Plan" period, we in Ulan Mulun Town (will) strive to promote the transformation of the industrial layout from underground to above ground, promote the industrial structure from black to green, and promote the landform and subsidence areas to become scenic spots. Ecological priority, green development road.

  Reporting by reporter Ma Zhiyuan from Ordos, Inner Mongolia

Editor in charge: [Lu Yan]