|Feb. 12, 2018 -- In 2018, Tibet will improve social welfare and basic living allowances in an effort to speed up poverty alleviation.
Tibet has made great achievements in poverty alleviation in 2017. The basic living allowances for urban and rural residents increased to 700 yuan per month and 3,311 yuan per year respectively, said Gama Zedeng, director of the Civil Affairs Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region.
“In 2018, we will increase the standard and coordinate the basic living allowances system with poverty alleviation policies to make the recipient households get real benefits,” said Gama.
In 2017, Tibet granted a subsidy of 58.2366 million yuan to 117,490 disabled people. 17.94 million yuan of health subsidies were granted to 42,907 elderly people and 16.1784 million yuan of subsidies benefited 26,964 disabled old people with economic difficulties.
In 2018, Tibet will accelerate the reform of the service industry for the aged and channel private capital into the industry. Efforts will also be made to provide better services to patients with mental illness and complete the juvenile protection system.
By: Shi Dongdong