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UP to give free power connections to 1.72 lakh families

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 15:14

The Uttar Pradesh government will provide free electricity connections to 1.72 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families in the state, officials said Saturday.

HC to Gujarat govt: Provide BPL cards to 1.45 lakh applicants

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:34

The Gujarat High Court directed the state government here on Tuesday to provide below poverty line (BPL) cards to 1.45 lakh applicants from Junagadh district, after processing their applications within two months, in response to a public interest litigation (PIL).

Economic Survey favours direct cash subsidies for BPL households

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:57

The government's pre-budget Economic Survey Wednesday suggested payment of subsidy in cash for those below poverty line through technologies like biometric identification, observing the current methodology has led to distorted resource allocation.

12 pc job reservation for BPL candidates in Sikkim

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 14:18

Sikkim government on Monday announced 12 per cent reservation in all state government jobs and posts in public sector undertakings for candidates living below poverty line.

All households in Burdwan district to have toilets: DM

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 14:20

Altogether 80,000 individual household toilets have been constructed in Burdwan district during the current financial year, which is a record, a top district official said on Sunday.

BCCI Working Committee set to zero in on two prospective countries for IPL 7

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 23:10

The BCCI Working Committee will meet here tomorrow to shortlist two prospective countries which will be kept as alternative venues for the seventh edition of the IPL which is co-inciding with the general elections.

Assam govt to distribute cash to BPL families before polls

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 20:55

In a move that could trigger a controversy, the Congress-led Assam government today announced to distribute at least Rs 200 cash to BPL families as "gift" during Rongali Bihu festival in April, just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Centre, Gujarat at loggerheads over poverty figures

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 17:32

The Centre and the Narendra Modi government were at loggerheads on Monday over poverty figures, with Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram rejecting Gujarat`s income benchmark of Rs 10.80 a day to determine who is poor.

Cong attacks Modi on Gujarat BPL figure

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 15:22

Latching on to a BPL criteria of people earning below Rs 10.80 daily found on a Gujarat government website, Congress today made a stinging attack on Narendra Modi asking him to apologise to the poor for "insulting" and making a "mockery" of them.

Cannot revise BPL criteria unilaterally: Gujarat govt

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 00:07

Gujarat government on Sunday clarified that it had not issued any new guidelines for identification of Below Poverty Line families, saying it could not take such a step unilaterally.

Cannot revise BPL criteria unilaterally: Guj govt

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 22:58

Gujarat government today clarified that it had not issued any new guidelines for identification of Below Poverty Line families, saying it could not take such a step unilaterally without involving the Centre.

J&K Court asks Govt to make scheme for BPL girls

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 14:59

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the state government to formulate a scheme for nearly four lakh girls living below poverty line to enable them to live a dignified life and prevent their exploitation.