China News Service, Beijing, September 28 (Reporter Wang Enbo) The income gap between urban and rural residents in China is continuing to narrow.
Wu Xiao, director of the Rural Economy Department of China's National Development and Reform Commission, said on the 28th that from 2017 to 2021, the per capita disposable income of Chinese rural residents will increase from 13,432 yuan to 18,931 yuan (RMB, the same below), with an average annual real growth of 6.6%, higher than Nearly 2 percent of urban residents.
In the first half of this year, the growth rate of farmers' income continued to be 2.3 percentage points higher than that of urban residents.
The National Development and Reform Commission held a press conference on the same day to introduce the progress of the implementation of the "Strategic Plan for Rural Revitalization (2018-2022)".
Wu Xiao said that in the "20-character" general requirements for implementing the rural revitalization strategy, a wealthy life is one of them.
In recent years, on the basis of continuing to consolidate and expand the achievements of poverty alleviation, China has done a lot of work, focusing on building a long-term mechanism for farmers to continue to increase their income and narrowing the income gap between urban and rural residents.
For example, vigorously carry out training for migrant workers, improve the employment service system, promote the method of food-for-work, strengthen the construction of entrepreneurial parks for returning home, expand employment and entrepreneurial channels for farmers, and increase farmers' wage income.
In 2021, wage income will account for more than 42% of farmers' income, becoming the main channel for farmers to increase their income.
Improve the policy of strengthening farmers, benefiting farmers and enriching farmers, and increasing farmers' transfer income.
In 2021, the per capita transfer income of farmers will reach 3,937 yuan, an increase of more than 1,300 yuan over 2017.
Wu Xiao also mentioned that the government is speeding up to make up for the shortcomings of rural infrastructure and promote the basic conditions of modern living in the vast rural areas.
Continue to increase investment and focus on promoting the construction of rural production and living facilities.
The rural water supply security level has been consolidated and improved. The total mileage of rural roads has reached 4.46 million kilometers. The transformation and upgrading of rural power grids has been completed ahead of schedule. The average rural power supply reliability rate has reached 99%, and 94.2% of villages have installed cable TV, making rural production and life more convenient and convenient.
In terms of improving the level of basic public services in rural areas, the coverage rate of inclusive kindergartens in China's rural areas has reached 90.6%, and the proportion of full-time teachers with a bachelor's degree or above in rural compulsory education schools has reached 72.23%.
The coverage rate of rural social comprehensive service facilities has increased by more than 40 percentage points compared with 2017.
Townships with health centers account for more than 90% of the total number of villages and towns in the country. On average, each village has at least one health room. There are more than 17,000 nursing homes in rural areas, and more than 130,000 mutual-aid community elderly care service facilities. , The old have something to support.