Ningxia Guyuan June 15th Electric Question: Ningxia Guyuan: "Bitter Armored World" Road to Poverty Alleviation

  Li Peishan Yang Di

  The Liupan Mountain contiguous area is one of the 14 extremely destitute areas in China, and Xihaigu, located here, is poor and poor, and is called "bitterness."

Workers work in the poverty alleviation workshop. Yang Dishe

  This is the starting point of China's poverty alleviation history. Since the development of poverty alleviation and development in Hexi, Dingxi and Ningxia Xihaigu (referred to as the "Three West" regions) in 1982, large-scale poverty alleviation actions at the national level have been organized and planned.

  Today, China's "origin" of poverty alleviation is attacking the last bastion of poverty alleviation.

The "Dream Factory" rises on the barren plateau

  "All the bags I made are sold to the United States and Japan." Ma Ping, a 24-year-old girl from Xiaqiao Village, Perfume Town, Jingyuan County, Guyuan City, Ningxia, excitedly told reporters that now she can not only become a "worker" at her doorstep and work I can also take care of my family's life. All this stems from the poverty alleviation workshop rising up from the barren plateau, which is also affectionately known by locals as the "dream factory".

  In addition to working outside, what kind of poverty alleviation can motivate the endogenous impetus to get rid of poverty and prosperity, so that some poor people can find jobs without waiting for them at home, ushering in new hope? The “Poverty Alleviation Workshop”, which emerged in 2018, has gradually helped poor households find the root of poverty, and has become a good way to get rid of poverty according to local conditions.

Workers work in the vinegar workshop. Yang Dishe

  Like Ma Ping, Ma Rongrong in the mugwort workshop of mugwort product processing in the ancient town of Pengyang County, Guyuan City is now working in the workshop and can earn 80 yuan a day. "The well-off life in my mind is to have a fixed job and be able to support children to grow up." Now, Ma Rongrong has lived a good life in her mind.

  According to statistics of the Ningxia Poverty Alleviation Office, as of the end of April 2020, a total of 377 poverty alleviation workshops have been built, with a total employment of 13,900 people. The “small workshop + poor households + large market” poverty alleviation method has strong momentum and leads tens of thousands of poor households Employment out of poverty.

Workers work in the oil mill. Yang Dishe

The village produces "rich treasure"

  Special agricultural products have gradually become the "rich treasure" of the people of Guyuan City.

  Entering the collective economic factory in Lishicun Village, Longde County, Guyuan City, the grains in the rows of vinegar tanks are being fermented, small bubbles appear on the slightly yellowed vinegar surface, and the strong vinegar aroma is refreshing; the oil mill on the side In the middle, the staff is busy frying oilseeds, grinding oilseeds, crumpling oil, steaming oil, shoveling, squeezing oil; the female workers in the stone mill are pulling the noodle sieve back and forth, and the white flour floats down loosely, beside The boulder rolls constantly.

  Handmade vinegar, earthen oil, stone noodles, Li Shicun's traditional craft products have now been built into local star products.

  In Jingyuan County, Guyuan City, boxes after boxes of bees have brought beautiful "sweet dreams" to locals.

  At present, Jingyuan County is building 3 demonstration townships, 10 demonstration villages, and 14 demonstration farms in China, and the number of bee colonies is stable at 23,000. The annual output of honey is 200,000 kg, and the income of beekeeping reaches 20 million yuan. The average income of beekeepers is about 10,000 yuan.

  Nowadays, the life of Jingyuan people has become more and more sweet like honey, and they also intend to make deep-processing skin care products to continue this sweet career...

Villagers perform Qin Qiang in the Cultural Courtyard. Yang Dishe

Singing in the courtyard

  Shadow puppets, Qin Qiang, Allegro... On the stage of Liangyun Cultural Courtyard in Zhonghe Township, Yuanzhou District, Guyuan City, an actor team composed of local villagers is performing lively; on the stage, many villagers take out their mobile phones and record wonderful moments.

  For Liang Yun, the head of the Cultural Courtyard who loves Qin Qiang, Erhu, and shadow play, this situation is his lifelong pursuit.

  In 2012, with the support of Yuanzhou District Government, Liangyun Cultural Courtyard was established. Under the infiltration of culture, the local folk style has gradually changed. "There used to be gambling and gossiping in the village. After the cultural courtyard was set up, the nearby villagers were all attracted to learn singing and pulling erhus with me." Liang Yun said that now that the villagers' material life is getting richer, he hopes to be able to It also adds luster to the spiritual life of the villagers. As long as he is able to move, he will continue to open Liang Yun Cultural Courtyard.

Liang Yun performed a shadow play. Yang Dishe

  In just a few years, the rural cultural courtyard of the Yuanzhou District has sprung up, and a large number of grassroots artists are active in the countryside. At present, more than 120 cultural courtyards, 79 folk performing groups, and more than 1,000 grassroots artists have emerged in Yuanzhou District.

  From the workshop, industry comes, culture flourishes, and poverty goes away. Up to now, all poverty-stricken villages in Guyuan have been listed, four counties have taken off their hats, and the incidence of poverty has dropped to 0.59%. There are only 4,340 people left in Xiji County who have not been lifted out of poverty. The former "world's first bitter land" is gradually rejuvenating. (Finish)