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Ti­bet’s grain out­put in met­ric tons in 2015

More free time also means the vil­lagers can now spend longer play­ing sports, as well as tak­ing part in re­li­gious prac­tices and other ac­tiv­i­ties, the 62-year-old said.

Over the past five years, the lo­cal gov­ern­ment of Ti­bet has in­vested 78.7 bil­lion yuan ($12.2 bil­lion) in farm­ing and stock breed­ing, ac­cord­ing to the re­gion’s 12th Five-Year Plan.

The lat­est of­fi­cial fig­ures show an­nual grain out­put ex­ceeded 1 mil­lion met­ric tons for the first time last year, up from 920,000 tons in 2010, while the per capita dis­pos­able in­come of ru­ral res­i­dents in­creased by 13 per­cent.

What’s more, ac­cord­ing to the re­gion’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20), 590,000 of Ti­bet’s ru­ral res­i­dents will be lifted out of poverty over the com­ing five years.

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