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With China’s population set to decline, this county is handing out cash to couples to have babies | World News

Families with three youngsters in Linze county in Gansu province might be ready to obtain 5,000 yuan ($777) in a lump sum fee when the third baby is born, in addition to 10,000 yuan a year earlier than the child reaches three years outdated, the native authorities mentioned in a WeChat submit this week.

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PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2021 01:37 PM IST

A county in western China will give cash subsidies to couples to have youngsters, the most recent push to encourage extra births in a rustic the place the population is set to decline in coming years.  

Families with three youngsters in Linze county in Gansu province might be ready to obtain 5,000 yuan ($777) in a lump sum fee when the third baby is born, in addition to 10,000 yuan a year earlier than the child reaches three years outdated, the native authorities mentioned in a WeChat submit this week. Families with one or two youngsters can obtain smaller subsidies, and the native authority has promised subsidies for education charges and residential purchases.  

Panzhihua metropolis within the southwestern province of Sichuan turned the nation’s first metropolis in July to supply cash handouts to encourage childbirth. Authorities are taking extra energetic steps to gradual the declining birthrate, making a shock determination in May to permit all couples to have a 3rd baby and promising supportive measures to assist dad and mom increase children. 

Read More: Why China Is Struggling to Boost Its Birthrate

Linze’s coverage was launched as a result of the variety of everlasting residents within the space has shrunk considerably, falling 22,000 within the newest census from the earlier one 10 years earlier, native well being official Jia Yongming mentioned in a report by Beijing Youth Daily. The county authorities goals to enhance the native population by 9% by 2030 from 2020.worl

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