Shanxi makes progress in livelihood security
North China's Shanxi province has achieved strong progress in civil affairs from 2012 to 2022, according to a press conference held by the Publicity Department of the Shanxi Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China on Aug 29.
During the period, Shanxi issued 53.87 billion yuan ($7.81 billion) in subsidies and funds for poor people and lifted 528,000 people out of poverty through social assistance.
The province's urban and rural subsistence allowances reached 628 yuan and 496 yuan per person per month on average in 2022, a respective increase of 100 percent and 230 percent compared with 2012.
The basic subsistence of 1.15 million people with urban and rural minimum living allowances and 130,000 extremely poor people were guaranteed.
The province improved the basic elderly care service system and supply capacity for elderly care services, with a provincial-municipal-county-township elderly care service network taking shape.
The province built 8,120 community elderly care service centers and nearly 7,000 day care centers for senior residents in rural areas in the past 10 years, benefiting more than 400,000 left-behind elderly people in rural areas.
Shanxi also increased security standards for scattered orphans and de facto unsupported children to 1,720 yuan and 1,145 yuan per person per month, and established a provincial working committee for the protection of minors.
Centers for the rescue and protection of minors covered 74 counties in 11 cities across the province.
In addition, the province established and adjusted the living and nursing allowance system for disabled people, benefiting 630,000 people.