The per capita cash income of farmers and herdsmen in the Tibet
Autonomous Region rose to 1,035 yuan (US$124.6) in the first
three quarters of this year, up 22 percent from the same period
The growth rate was four times more than the growth of income
gained by urban residents in Tibet, a significant step to narrow
the gap between urban and rural residents, said regional statistics
bureau director Jinme Doje.
According to the regional statistics bureau's estimation, the
net income of local farmers and herdsmen will reach 1,850 yuan
(US$222) per person by the end of this year, 160 yuan more than
last year's figure.
The major channels for the increased income of rural residents
included household earning from business operation, higher income
from selling grain and sideline products and the amount of money
gained by working in cities, Jinme said.
(Xinhua News Agency November 26, 2004)