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UP to give free power connections to 1.72 lakh families

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 09:33

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

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.

Bring homeguard jawans under BPL: BJP

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 16:05

Punjab BJP accused the state government of not paying heed to the "plight" of homeguard jawans, demanding that they should be brought under the Below Poverty Line.

Decline in below poverty line population: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 21:16

Government on Wednesday said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012.

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.

Govt mulls Bangalore free of kerosene

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 18:10

The state government plans to make the city kerosene-free by facilitating below poverty line (BPL) ration cardholders avail the subsidy through direct benefit transfer scheme.

MP CM waives off electric bills of people below poverty line

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 18:17

With polls in mind, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a waiver of electricity bills of people below the poverty line, upto June 2013.

Poverty has declined at much faster rate during UPA regime: Congress

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 22:42

Congress on Wednesday conceded that there has been price rise but said poverty has declined at a much faster rate during UPA regime as compared to NDA rule.

If you earn more than Rs 27.20 per day, you are not poor

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 18:16

Poverty ratio in the country has declined to 21.9 percent in 2011-12 from 37.2 percent in 2004-05 on account of increase in per capita consumption, Planning Commission said.

CCEA may decide on extra 5 mn ton grains for BPL families Thursday

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 20:41

The CCEA is likely to consider on Thursday a proposal to allocate an additional 5 million tonnes of foodgrains to families below the poverty line (BPL), entailing a subsidy of about Rs 9,470 crore.

About 30% people were below poverty line in 2009-10: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 17:32

About 30 percent of people in India were below the poverty line in 2009-10 that was based on the monthly per capita consumption expenditure (MPCE) of Rs 673 for rural areas and Rs 860 for urban areas, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.