27th December 2020
City earmarks 638 million yuan for the needy
Hu Min & Cai Wenjun
About 638 million yuan (US$97.68 million) in subsidies will be earmarked for needy people in Shanghai to help enjoy a happy New Year and Spring Festival, the city government announced on Thursday.
The money will benefit 1.027 million people in the city, including disabled people who are unemployed, those facing financial stress because of illness, families living on subsistence allowances, and those accommodated at city shelters, according to the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau.