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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