Digitalization reshapes rural governance in Huzhou | Updated: Jan 14, 2022


A village in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province is managed through a system powered by technologies like big data and internet of things. [Photo/]

Huzhou in East China's Zhejiang province has been leveraging digital technologies to improve its rural governance.

In 2020, Deqing county in Huzhou came up with a system in which a village is managed through technologies like big data and internet of things. This system is the first of its kind in the nation.

The information related to rural planning, operation, environment, services and governance are displayed on the system and updated in real time, according to Zhao Fangzheng, deputy head of the Deqing Big Data Development Bureau.   

In Wusi village, Moganshan town, Deqing county, the system's application has improved the accuracy of garbage sorting by more than 50 percent as most errors can be swiftly addressed after they are identified by the platform.

The system is currently being promoted in all administrative villages in Huzhou.

Wuhe village in Huzhou's Anji county has also developed an app through which local officials can handle conflicts among residents and deal with complaints.