Broom Industry Helps People in Inner Mongolia Escape Poverty

 August 3, 2020
Women from Bairin Left Banner in Chifeng City, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, make brooms at a local factory on July 27. [CNSPHOTO/Wang Zheng]

 

Bairin Left Banner in Chifeng City, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has made efforts in developing its broom-processing industry as a way out of poverty in recent years.  

As a well-known broom processing base and trading market, it's capable of processing and selling 80 million brooms per year, with its products being exported to many countries and regions, including Japan, Republic of Korea and Australia. 

The banner, now dubbed "the hometown of kochia scoparia" (a kind of cash crop which can be used to make brooms), maintains a cultivation area of 57,658 acres, and is encouraging surrounding areas of more than 164,736 acres to join the industry.

The banner was removed from the country's list of impoverished county-level regions in March, 2020.

Female workers make brooms at a local factory in Bairin Left Banner, Chifeng City, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on July 27. [CNSPHOTO/Wang Zheng]

 

Workers load the brooms onto a pedicab in preparation for transportation in Bairin Left Banner, Chifeng City, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on July 27. [CNSPHOTO/Wang Zheng]

 

Tourists come to appreciate the handmade brooms at a local factory's exhibition room in Bairin Left Banner, Chifeng City, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on July 27. [CNSPHOTO/Wang Zheng]

 

Female workers process the brooms with colorful threads at a local factory in Bairin Left Banner, Chifeng City, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, on July 27. [CNSPHOTO/Wang Zheng]

 

(Source: CNSPHOTO/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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