Committee formed to recommend method for conducting BPL census
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 17:54
New Delhi: An expert group committee for recommending a "suitable" methodology for conducting census of people living below poverty line (BPL) has been set up, government said on Tuesday.

"The last BPL census was conducted in 2002. For the next one, the ministry of rural development has set up an expert group committee headed by Dr N C Saxena," Union minister for rural development C P Joshi stated in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

"The terms of reference of the expert group, inter-alia, include recommending a suitable methodology for conducting census," he stated.

He was asked whether an expert committee set up by the ministry has pointed out a large number of families living under chronic poverty are often excluded from BPL list, exposing flaws in systems of identification of such families for implementing government's mega anti-poverty programmes including targeted public distribution system.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 17:54

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