China News Service, September 28. The National Development and Reform Commission held a press conference on the 28th to introduce the implementation progress of the "Rural Revitalization Strategic Plan (2018-2022)".
Zeng Yande, chief agronomist and director of the Development Planning Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said at the meeting that as of the end of August, the number of migrant workers out of poverty had reached 32.577 million, exceeding the annual target.
Zeng Yande said that keeping the bottom line of not returning to poverty on a large scale is a hard task for this year's agricultural and rural work and a key task for planning and implementation.
All localities and departments have pooled resources and pooled strength to consolidate and expand the achievements of poverty alleviation.
The first is to link support policies and optimize assistance and support.
Focusing on finance, finance, land, talents, etc., a series of connection policies have been introduced. In 2022, the central government's connection and promotion of rural revitalization subsidy funds will increase to 165 billion yuan.
The eastern and western provinces have been optimized for coordinated assistance, and the central government has stabilized the fixed-point assistance. The eastern provinces have more than 22 billion yuan in financial assistance, and 14,000 temporary cadres and professional and technical personnel have been selected and dispatched.
The second is to focus on key groups and improve the mechanism to prevent the return of poverty.
Establish and improve the dynamic monitoring and assistance mechanism to prevent poverty return, clarify identification standards, optimize identification procedures, shorten identification time, and promptly identify eligible farmers as monitoring objects for poverty return prevention.
Adhere to precise policies, strengthen development-style assistance measures, promote relevant provinces to raise the standard of rural subsistence allowances, and strengthen social security.
By the end of August, more than 65% of the monitoring objects had eliminated the risk of returning to poverty, and the rest had implemented assistance measures.
The third is to give prominence to key assistance, and to provide slanted support to increase stamina.
In 10 western provinces, 160 key counties for national rural revitalization were identified, and 14 policies were introduced to give preferential support, and overall support was given to Tibet and Xinjiang to consolidate and expand the achievements in poverty alleviation.
Strengthen follow-up support for ex-situ poverty alleviation and relocation, and basically achieve employment for at least one person from relocated and out-of-poverty households with labor force.
The fourth is to strengthen industrial employment and expand channels to increase income.
All 832 poverty alleviation counties have completed development plans for characteristic industries, and year by year, the proportion of the central government's linking subsidy funds for industries has been increased, aiming to reach 55% this year.
We have guided microfinance to support industrial development. This year, more than 57 billion yuan has been newly issued, benefiting more than 1.3 million households.
Increase labor output and employment skills training, implement the "Rain and Dew Plan +" employment promotion action, and do a good job in stabilizing, expanding and transferring jobs for people who have been lifted out of poverty.
As of the end of August, 32.577 million people had been lifted out of poverty as migrant workers, exceeding the annual target.