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Per capita income of Tibetan farmers, herdsmen exceeds 10,000 yuan
update:March 19,2018

Mar. 19, 2018 -- In 2017, the disposable per capita income of farmers and herdsmen in Tibet reached 10,330 yuan, keeping a double-digit growth for 15 consecutive years.

Last year, the GDP of the region reached 131 billion yuan, maintaining a double-digit growth for 25 consecutive years.

Since 2016, more than 1,500 industrial projects for poverty alleviation have been launched in Tibet, pulling more than 100,000 people out of poverty and benefiting over 200,000 people. Besides, 700,000 ecological jobs with an average annual subsidy of 3,000 yuan per person have been created.

The number of poor people in Tibet had dropped from 860,000 in 2012 to 330,000 by the end of 2017.

More farmers and herdsmen have got job opportunities in the fields of tourism, culture, health and clean energy. In 2017, 97,000 people were engaged in leisure agriculture, with the average annual income increasing by 10,500 yuan.

By: Ma Wenhui

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