On May 18, at a press conference held by the Information Office of the State Council to ensure that the mission of poverty alleviation is completed as scheduled, Liu Yongfu, director of the office of the leading group for poverty alleviation and development of the State Council, revealed that as of May 17, 780 counties in 832 poverty-stricken counties had announced their poverty alleviation and decapitation.
Epidemic situation does not change the overall situation of poverty alleviation
Liu Yongfu said the sudden novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic has brought great impact on Chinas economic and social development, and has also brought new challenges and difficulties to tackle poverty. Nevertheless, the goal and task of poverty alleviation will not be changed, and the bottom of the pot will not be left because of the epidemic; the current poverty alleviation standards will not be changed, neither lowered nor raised; the time nodes for winning the war will not be changed, neither postponed nor advanced.
Basic recovery of migrant workers of the poor
Liu Yongfu said that at the beginning of the new spring, affected by the epidemic, the poor people were hindered from going out to work. By the end of February, only 40% of the poor went out to work. After two months of efforts in March and April, it has now reached 95%, basically returning to the level of last year. In addition, some means of production were affected by the epidemic when production was resumed and prepared for spring ploughing. At present, this problem has been basically solved.
Liu Yongfu said that in order to help Hubei accelerate the recovery of economic and social development, in accordance with the requirements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, the national development and Reform Commission led and organized various departments to formulate a package of plans, and poverty alleviation is also an important aspect. This year, the special poverty alleviation funds of the central government are inclined to Hubei. The Ministry of human resources and social security and the Poverty Alleviation Office of the State Council organized seven provinces in the eastern part of China, which absorbed more employment of the poor, to carry out labor cooperation with Hubei Province. At present, the number of poor people in Hubei Province who go out to work has exceeded 80% of last year, nearly 90%. It is expected that by the end of May, it will basically return to the level of last year.
To supervise the war in counties and villages without taking off their hats
According to reports, in recent years, a number of poverty alleviation products have been cultivated around the country, such as apples, walnuts, jujubes, etc., which are going on sale this year. In order to do a good job in sales, the national development and Reform Commission, supply and marketing cooperatives, the Ministry of agriculture and rural areas, the Ministry of Commerce, the central network information office and other units carried out the identification of poverty alleviation products in the western region. At present, more than 40000 poverty alleviation products have been identified throughout the country, and the value of commodities is about 390 billion yuan. Now, 32.3 billion yuan has been sold.
Liu Yongfu said that in order to help poor areas and poor people sell good things, the Poverty Alleviation Office of the State Council has considered several modes: first, government procurement, second, transaction market, third, mobilizing e-commerce enterprises to sell, fourth, social organizations to do public welfare. To do a good job in sales, it is necessary to combine with the rice bag and vegetable basket projects in eastern cities. Of course, we must ensure quality and reasonable prices, and in particular, we must prevent seeking private interests under the banner of poverty alleviation.
Liu Yongfu introduced that as of May 17, 780 counties in 832 poverty-stricken counties across the country had announced poverty alleviation. 15 of the 22 provinces in the central and western regions have no poverty-stricken counties, and the remaining 7 provinces have 52 poverty-stricken counties. There are twelve point eight By the end of last year, 2707 of the 10000 poor villages had not yet taken off their hats. Of the 2707 poor villages, 1113 have a poverty incidence of more than 10%. The office of the leading group for poverty alleviation and development of the State Council supervised 52 counties and 1113 villages without taking off their hats. So far, seven provinces have formulated the implementation plan of listing and supervising the war, and all counties and villages have formulated the operation plan. In addition, the central and provincial governments increased investment in these listed counties. Only the central and provincial governments invested 30.8 billion yuan in these 52 poverty-stricken counties, and each province also gave preference to more than 1000 villages in poverty alleviation funds.
Liu Yongfu introduced that on April 8 this year, 31 private enterprises proposed that each enterprise should help a poor village, which was widely responded by private enterprises and social organizations. 833 private enterprises and 228 social organizations signed up for participation, and now the two sides are in the process of docking and consultation.