Relocation of the poor is the first priority in the war against poverty. The poverty alleviation work in Sichuan Province mainly targets the 11,501 poor villages and the 6.25 million documented poor people. Four major areas, including the Qinba Mountain Area, the Wumeng Mountain area, the Liangshan Yi Area and the Tibetan Plateau Area with 88 poor counties, are identified as the key areas for poverty alleviation.
This is Huopu Village in Jiefang Township of Zhaojue County. In Yi language, Huopu means "top of the high mountain".
Back in 2014, Huopu Village, with its rugged terrain, poor traffic conditions and harsh natural environment, still witnessed some villagers "living together with livestock". This reality, in consequence, blocked the possibilities of getting rich. There were 172 villagers and 78 poor households in file then, representing a typically poor mountain village.
In 2016, all poor villagers moved into new homes.
航拍昭觉县火普村，村民们在阳光下跳起达体舞。四川在线记者 杨树 摄
In 2017, Huopu Village of set up a professional breeding cooperative and began to introduce a series of special planting and breeding projects including the projects of Simmental cattle, high mountain strawberries and greenhouse vegetables to improve the incomes of the villagers.
四川在线记者 尹钢 摄
In 2018, Huopu Village was lifted out of poverty completely as the per capita net income reached 9,800 yuan, successfully getting rid of the poverty tag.
制作 田为 董楠 朱文博