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Govt to bear healthcare expenses of BPL families

Govt to bear healthcare expenses of BPL families

Noting that costly healthcare facilities were wiping away the finances of the poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that government will bear healthcare expenses of up to Rs 1 lakh annually of BPL families. 

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to be launched in Odisha today

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to be launched in Odisha today

Launch of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide free of cost LPG cooking gas connections to women from BPL households will be held in Sambalpur, Odisha on Monday.

Top quotes by PM Narendra Modi at launch of free LPG scheme for poor families

Top quotes by PM Narendra Modi at launch of free LPG scheme for poor families

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the 'Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana' in Ballia of Uttar Pradesh.  'Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana aims at providing LPG connections to 5 crore women beneficiaries from below poverty line (BPL) families over the next three years.

PM to launch Rs 8K cr scheme for free LPG connections to poor

PM to launch Rs 8K cr scheme for free LPG connections to poor

Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh on May 1 and do a repeat function at Dahod in Gujarat on May 15.

Centre to provide 1.5 crore gas connections to BPL families

Centre to provide 1.5 crore gas connections to BPL families

The Centre will provide 1.5 crore gas connections to women members of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families during the current fiscal, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said

Chhattisgarh: People from BPL families to be made computer literate

In a quest to create a 'Digital India', the people from down-trodden families in Chhattisgarh, particularly women, will soon be imparted the basic knowledge of computers under the Centre's e-literacy project.

Gujarat government to provide LPG connections to BPL families

Gujarat government plans to make the state "kerosene-free" by providing LPG gas connections to 33 lakh-odd Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, it was officially announced here today.

Punjab govt to empower self help groups

 Punjab government on Sunday said it has chalked out a comprehensive plan to empower self help groups to generate self-employment opportunities for BPL families in the state.

Nobody in Goa is below the poverty line, says state minister

Civil supply minister Dayanand Mandrekar on Monday raised eye brows in the legislative assembly with his claim that no resident of Goa fell in `below the poverty line` category.

Meghalaya Dy Speaker donates earnings for the poor

Meghalaya Deputy Speaker Sanbor Shullai has donated all of his year`s earnings, over Rs 18 lakh, to BPL families and people suffering from various diseases in the state.

HP govt to raise quota of rations for BPL families

At least 76 lakh people are benefiting from subsidised foodgrains in Himachal Pradesh and the government will raise the quota of rations for BPL families, a state minister said on Saturday.

Correct data of BPL families needed: Minister

Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Minister Tanga Byaling Friday stressed the need for having correct data of BPL families to ensure that schemes and benefits reach the targeted beneficiaries.

More than 9000 BPL families to get aid for house construction

More than 9,000 BPL families in Kerala would be given financial aid to construct houses in Kerala, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said today.

CCEA okays supply of additional 5 MT foodgrain to BPL families

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday cleared a proposal to allocate additional 5 million tonnes of foodgrain to BPL families this fiscal, entailing a subsidy of about Rs 9,471 crore.

200% rise in BPL families in state in 13 yrs

According to a socio-economic survey, the number of families falling under ‘Below Poverty Line’ has increased by 200% in 13 years.

CCEA may decide on extra 5 mn tonnes grains for BPL families today

The ministry said in the note that the extra foodgrain allocation would be adjusted in states where the new Food Security programme will be implemented.

More fund to BPL families under Indira Aawas Yojana

Government intends to increase financial assistance given to BPL families under the Indira Aawas Yojana to Rs 84,000 from Rs 45,000 to build dwelling units, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh informed Lok Sabha Thursday.

'Rs 29,151cr allocated under schemes for BPL families in FY13'

The government has allocated Rs 29,151.89 crore in 2012-13 under various schemes for benefit of families living Below Poverty Line (BPL), the Minister of State for Planning Rajeev Shukla said in Parliament Wednesday.

Food security: Dikshit for cash transfer option to BPL families

Delhi Government on Thursday sought an option of direct cash transfer to BPL families instead of food grains in the ambitious Food Security Bill.

Mobiles to BPL janta: How about the toilets first?

Is a cell phone the basic touchstone to measure how developed a country is?