Qingzhen, a county-level city in Southwest China's Guizhou province, has implemented a subsistence allowance project for poverty-stricken people eligible for assistance. The project is intended to ensure the wellbeing of those who have been living in poverty since 2019.
A total of 6,770 people from 3,802 households have received subsistence allowances and subsidies totaling 42.73 million yuan ($6.29 million).
Qingzhen city has also implemented temporary relief benefits to help families in need. Financial assistance totaling 1.03 million yuan has been provided to 1,338 people with temporary difficulties, and 153 emergency assistance packages were provided to citizens.
Meanwhile, Qingzhen city has carried out a special support project for people living in extreme poverty. This initiative has helped 837 extremely impoverished people, including senior citizens and people with disabilities who cannot work and have no source of income. Food allowance, festival consolation and subsidies totaling 15.59 million yuan were provided to this category of people.
The city has also completed the payment of basic pension insurance premiums – totaling 11,100 yuan – for urban and rural residents eligible for assistance.
Che Weiwei contributed to this story.