76th Regiment of the 4th Division: A bumper harvest corps of potato helps boost income for migrant workers
ZHAOSU, Sept. 26 (Huyangnet) -- On September 17, the author saw a potato harvester shuttled in the potato field in the 7th Company of the 76th Regiment of the 4th Division of XPCC. Huang Cancan’s potatoes were laid on the ground one by one, which marked the beginning of the harvest season for the more than 10,000 mu of potatoes planted by the group this year.
At the moment, it’s the critical period of the potato harvest of the regiment, when labor shortage has become a tough issue. The arrival of the local labor team took the heat of the labor shortage of the regiment. Marikelai, a migrant worker from Zhaosu County, has been working in 76th regiment for 3 years. Every time the group farm is busy during the farming season, he would come to work and also took his fellow-townsmen from the village to work together.
"We came from Zhaosu to pick potatoes. We can earn 120 yuan a day, which makes me very happy." said Marikelai, a migrant worker from Zhaosu County.
Chen Weihua, an employee in the 9th Company of the regiment, has been planting potatoes over a decade. Every time the potato needs to be picked, Chen needs a large number of laborers and provides an employment platform for those who need them.
Chen said: "In the past few years, potato cultivation has provided jobs for many people, including women and people with low income in Zhaosu County, helping them boost their income."
In addition, transporting potatoes also provided jobs for migrant workers with a daily wage of 300 yuan.
At present, the 76th Regiment has more than 300 migrant workers from different counties.. The local migrant workers have solved the problem of the group’s shortage of manpower. The average daily income per person can reach 120-300 yuan, and the total income per person can reach 6000 yuan, promoting the integration of XPCC and the UAR and economic development.
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