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Tibet aims 20 pct growth of labor income for farmers, herders
By:Xinhua
update:January 31,2020

Farmers feed farm cattle at Gangga Village in Nyalam County of Xigaze City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 26, 2019. As the weather warms up, spring plowing here starts, which extends from low altitude areas toward high altitude ones. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorge)

The region will strive to realize employment for 600,000 farmers and herders this year, with the total labor service income to hit 4.2 billion yuan (610 million U.S. dollars).

LHASA, Jan.31,2020 -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region is aiming for a 20 percent growth in labor income for farmers and herders in 2020, the regional human resources and social security authorities said.

The region will strive to realize employment for 600,000 farmers and herders this year, with the total labor service income to hit 4.2 billion yuan (610 million U.S. dollars).

A reaper harvests highland barley in Zijin township of Gyangze County in Xigaze, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Sept. 26, 2019. Local farmers were busy with their work in harvest season of highland barley. (Xinhua/Zhou Jinshuai)

Government-invested projects and characteristic industries such as organic highland barley cultivation and yak fattening provide job opportunities for farmers and herders, according to Li Fuzhong, director of the regional human resources and social security department. Tailored training also contributes to their employment.

Last year, 570,000 farmers and herders in Tibet got labor service jobs and reaped a total revenue of 3.48 billion yuan. Employment has been an important way of income growth of rural residents and laid a sound foundation for the region to eliminate absolute poverty.

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