BALI NEWS - AS TOURISM RISES, SO DOES POVERTY
According to government spokesman Ketut Teneng, a total of 92,000 inhabitants of the cities of the island were used as living below the poverty line last year recorded an increase of 9,000 from the 2010th
Teneng said poverty in cities, the result is a mixture of increasing urbanization in poor rural communities previously included in existing cities and growing, and the poor were in rural areas to urban areas in search of work.
“Urbanisation has caused many social and environmental problems in urban areas, including a lack of housing, sanitation problems and increasing crime rates,” Teneng said.
Teneng said he fell in spite of growing poverty in cities, in rural areas, poverty rates from 91,000 in 2010 to 73,000 in 2011.
He said the provincial government Simantri integrated system of agriculture has contributed to improving the conditions of farmers who responded not only to rural poverty, but also helped to deter economic migrants who leave rural areas to cities in search of work issued.
The program provides assistance to farmers to expand and diversify their trade.