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.

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.

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?

Mobiles to BPL janta: How about the toilets first?

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

Festival gift to BPL families: Extra quota of rice

Below Poverty Line (BPL) families
in the city will get an additional quota of rice, wheat and sugar this month as a festival gift from the Delhi govt.

Orissa extends flood relief for BPL families

The Orissa govt decided to extend the provision of relief for 10 more days to
help the flood-hit BPL families.

Govt raises financial backing under health scheme

As per the policy, a retired officer or an employee can be hired on a contract up to completion of 65 years of age.

Maha govt to build houses for BPL families

Under the Centre`s Indira Aawas Yojana, the Maharashtra Government will construct 1.86 lakh houses for the backward class in the state.

Delhi: LPG to cost Rs 40 less for BPL families

LPG cylinders in Delhi will cost
Rs 40 less for BPL and Antyodaya families and diesel 37 paise
less for all.

NHRM made progress in improving healthcare: UPA report

India`s flagship National Rural
Health Mission (NRHM) has made remarkable progress in
strengthening the healthcare delivery system, the government
said in its annual report.

Union Cabinet okays caste-based census

The govt approved a proposal to conduct a survey based on caste, religion and economic conditions.

Housing policy for BPL families in Jharkhand soon: Munda

Jharkhand government will soon bring
a housing policy to the people residing below poverty line,
Chief Minister Arjun Munda said on Tuesday.

All BPL families to be covered under NHI scheme: Dhumal

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister
Prem Kumar Dhumal informed the Assembly during question
hour that all left out BPL families in the state would be
covered under the National Health Insurance Scheme shortly.

1.78 cr bogus ration cards cancelled in last 4 yrs

As many as 1.78 crore bogus
ration cards were cancelled in last four years across the
country to ensure supply of subsidised foodgrains to the
genuine beneficiaries, a government official has said.

Mayawati launches financial assistance scheme for BPL families

With an eye on the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due in early 2012, Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday launched a scheme under which Rs 300 would be given
every month to each of the 31 lakh BPL families in the state.