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Dengqen: relocation and ecological economy enhances people’s sense of happiness
By:China Tibet News
update:May 12,2020
May 12,2020 -- In response to difficulties faced by 1,640 registered impoverished households, like poor living conditions and shortage of infrastructure and public service facilities, Dengqen County of Qamdo City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, invested 775 million yuan RMB in building 31 relocation sites and 1,981 house units, with a total floor area of 268,598 ㎡. 7,808 people had moved into new houses of relocation sites in 2018 and got rid of poverty.
 
66-year-old Rinchen Yutso, one of local residents getting benefits from relocation policies, now lives in Tashi Dasang relocation site of Dengqen's Sagang Village. She is happy with her current life.
 
With a total of 225 million yuan RMB in subsidies for eco-compensation, Dengqen County has created 20,298 jobs (involving 5,323 for registered impoverished people) relating to ecological restoration since the beginning of this initiative four years ago. The county also poured 40 million yuan RMB into the building of two nursery gardens to eliminate poverty in 2018 and witnessed  that over 460,000 mu (306 km2) of farmland and grazing land returning to forest and grassland between 2018 and 2019. The development of key economic forest covering an area of 698.3 mu (0.47 km2) is estimated to help 250 registered impoverished villagers increase their annual income.
 
"The implementation of ecological restoration policy greatly boosts herdsmen's environmental awareness and participation," says Sonam Chodron, who works in the county's forestry and grassland administration.
 
In the battle against absolute poverty, the county has done far more than these. It also promotes poverty alleviation via health care, education and social security. For instance, 2.98 million yuan RMB went to 256 college students from families with financial difficulties.
 
People living in Dengqen County continue to forge ahead towards the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects. 
 
By:Zhu Shan
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