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The new highlight of rural revitalization in Jizhou

jizhou.exploringtianjin.com|Updated : 2022-09-26

Dongerying town, located in the southwest of Jizhou, is becoming the new highlight of rural revitalization.

In July 2021, the Tianjin Geological Survey and Research Institute came to the town to conduct a land survey. The team found that an area of 11,000 mu land in the east of Dongerying town was abundant in natural green selenium, and was a rare selenium-rich soil concentration area in North China.

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The distribution diagram of selenium-rich soil in Dongerying town [Photo/Wechat account: zhangshangjizhou]

The CPC Dongerying town committee and the local government have seized this significant opportunity and declared the geographical indication of selenium-rich soil to the Geological Society of China. The government has planned the development direction of the selenium industry, and put forward the goal of "building the most influential ecological selenium town in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region".

Selenium is a kind of microelement needed by human beings. It is of positive significance in maintaining health and preventing certain diseases. Therefore, Dongerying town is firstly focused on the related primary industry. As part of a trial, black wheat was planted on 10 mu of land. This  not only produced a stable yield of 500-600 kg per mu, the same as common wheat, but also had a selenium content as high as 0.5 mg/kg (higher than the national standard of 0.15 mg/kg), and raising the income per mu by 20% - 30%.

On the basis of making full use of selenium-rich resources to adjust the structure of agricultural products, this year, the town has also insisted on the extension of its secondary industry, continuing to attract a number of leading agricultural products enterprises and building a number of processing plants, fresh-keeping warehouses, and selenium testing centers.

Furthermore, as Jizhou district is one of the first national tourism demonstration areas, Dongerying town also plans to take the road of "selenium+" cultural tourism integration, actively introducing professional agricultural tourism and cultural tourism enterprises. At present, Dongerying town has contacted health care enterprises and elderly-care institutions. Its tourism sites are expected to open in the first half of 2023.