Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua has stressed the need for stronger efforts to consolidate and improve the outcomes of poverty alleviation.
Work should be done to avoid a large-scale return to poverty and strengthen the development impetus of areas and people lifted out of poverty, Hu said when supervising poverty alleviation consolidation work in southwest China's Yunnan Province from Wednesday to Saturday.
Hu urged efforts to strengthen the monitoring and supporting mechanisms to prevent the return to poverty, eliminating risks as soon as possible, and better guaranteeing compulsory education, basic medical care, housing security and drinking water safety.
Measures should be taken to give full play to the advantages of local resources, vigorously develop rural specialty industries with strong driving force, and constantly promote high-quality industrial development, he said.
Hu urged efforts to increase the income of people who had been lifted out of poverty, effectively securing their jobs and promoting common prosperity for people of all ethnic groups, as well as the development and stability of border areas.