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?

Mobiles to BPL janta: How about the toilets first?

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

2 lakh BPL families in Rajasthan to get housing assistance

Around two lakh BPL families in rural areas of Rajasthan this year would get assistance from the state government to construct their houses.

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 gives subsidy of over Rs 15 a kg on rice to BPL families

The Centre gives a subsidy of Rs 15.04 per kg of rice and Rs 11.66 per kg on wheat for supplying cheaper grains to BPL families through ration shops, Parliament was informed Monday.