Mianyang Issues Land Consolidation and Poverty Alleviation Plan for 2018
2018-03-23

According to the Land Consolidation and Poverty Alleviation Plan (hereafter referred to as The Plan) for 2018, Mianyang will implement four land consolidation projects with a lot size of 35,300 acres and a total budget of RMB 50,335,100 in rural areas in 2018. The city will promote land consolidation projects in rural areas, aiming to effectively improve the living conditions of rural communities and increase farmers' income.

An official from Mianyang Municipal Bureau of Land and Resources said that the Plan is developed based on the Poverty Alleviation Action Plan for 2017 and the land consolidation and poverty alleviation projects in rural areas, with the aim of meeting the annual target for the city¡¯s poverty alleviation work in 2018. The city will actively seek provincial funding to promote land consolidation projects in rural areas, according to the Plan. The city will make efforts to expand cultivated land and improve the quality of the land by land leveling, irrigation and drainage and other measures. The city plans to build up centralized and standard farmland that adapts to modern agricultural production and management with good facilities, high and stable yield, ecological environment, disaster-resilient recovery, with the aim of improving the living conditions of rural communities and increasing farmers' income.

¡°According to the Plan from the Provincial Bureau of Land and Resources, Mianyang plans to implement four land consolidation projects with a lot size of 35,300 acres and a total budget of RMB 50,335,100 in rural areas in 2018. A total amount of RMB 37.7 million and 2587.74 acres of land will be approved¡±, the official said. The land consolidation projects will be implemented in Gaocun and Nanba of Pingwu County, Anchang and Badi of Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County. The official indicated that all these projects are under construction now. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of March, and examined by Mianyang Municipal Bureau by the end of June and the Provincial Bureau by the end of December.

In order to ensure the implementation of the Plan, the city has developed a series of measures. In terms of strengthening organizational leadership, Mianyang Municipal Bureau of Land and Resources has established a team specialized for land consolidation and poverty alleviation. The team is responsible for making plans and setting annual goals and identifying actions to be taken. Each department will further strengthen coordination with each other to ensure orderly progress. The Department of Land Conservation will play a leading role in developing a plan, progress management, target supervision, and data collection. In addition, the Bureau of Land and Resources at the county-level is responsible for promoting the implementation of poverty alleviation. The Plan required all relevant personnel to take initiative to provide policy guarantees and guidance, and solve problems and difficulties occurred in the projects. They should also improve supporting measures and implementation methods to ensure the implementation of work.

The Plan also requires relevant departments at all levels to strengthen the supervision of funds to ensure that the special funds is for exclusive use of projects and prohibit illegally taking, swindling, embezzlement and detention of funds. The government will exercise strict discipline, and take firm action to address formalism, bureaucratism, hedonism, and extravagance and corruption. ¡°Mianyang Municipal Bureau of Land and Resources will also include the land consolidation and poverty alleviation work into the target assessment system,¡± the official said. In order to implement strict supervision, Mianyang Municipal Bureau of Land and Resources will make quarterly assessments and annual reports about the projects and supervise its implementation on a daily basis to ensure the poverty alleviation work will be completed on time.

(Zhao Ye, all-media reporter from Mianyang Daily)