The Chinese Government on October 18 released a plan that will enable the poor to share earnings from local hydropower plants and mining projects.
To pilot the reform, the government will choose a maximum of 20 projects in impoverished areas and counties targeted in the state poverty alleviation program, according to the State Council plan.
Local rural residents will be able to acquire stakes in such projects with compensation they receive for land occupied by the construction, the plan said.
This way, rural residents will receive proceeds from project operations, with priority given to registered poor households.
The reform will be carried out from late 2016 to the end of 2019, and the chosen projects will start construction in 2017. The environment will be strictly protected during