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