Below Poverty Line

UP govt announces free electricity for BPL families

The 'Power for All' pact was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Piyush Goyal.

Jun 23, 2017, 00:29 AM IST

SC summons Chief Secys of 10 drought-affected states

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued summons to the Chief Secretaries of 10 states asking them to appear before it on April 26 in connection with the drought case.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:46 PM IST

Government to launch 'Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojna' for senior citizens

Senior citizens, living below the poverty line, will now get for free assistive devices like hearing aids and wheelchairs under the government's Rs 477 crore scheme which is set to be rolled out next week.

Mar 19, 2017, 16:11 PM IST

Odisha registers 7.94% growth, 82 lakh people cross BPL

Odisha has registered a gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate of 7.94 per cent in 2016-17 against the national average of 7.1 per cent, besides registering a big reduction in the rate of poverty.

Feb 25, 2017, 20:09 PM IST

43 million Americans lived below poverty line in 2015: Census

More than 43 million Americans lived below poverty line in 2015, a US Census report said on Tuesday, indicating that the world's largest economy experienced one of the sharpest decline in poverty rates in 16 years.

Sep 13, 2016, 21:23 PM IST
Congress leader Digvijay Singh taken aback after seeing his name in Below Poverty Line list

Congress leader Digvijay Singh taken aback after seeing his name in Below Poverty Line list

AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh claimed he and his family were included in the list of Below Poverty Line (BPL) people by the MP government.

Jul 23, 2016, 12:52 PM IST

DNA: Delhi's Fortis hospital held infant's body for Rs 3,500

Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj, Delhi refused to hand over the body of a 17-day-old child to his below poverty line parents, demanding that they clear the pending bill of Rs.3,500.

Aug 26, 2015, 17:24 PM IST

Government claims health initiatives benefitting masses

 To reduce out of pocket expenditure in public health facilities, the government is promoting the use of several initiatives such as the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), the expansion of Universal Immunisation Programme, free emergency referral services and the NHM-Free Drugs Service Initiative and the NHM-Free Diagnostic Service Initiative.

Jul 30, 2015, 22:27 PM IST

Task forces set up to eradicate poverty, develop agriculture sector

Jharkhand government today set up two task forces, both headed by Development Commissioner, in its effort to eradicate poverty and develop the agriculture sector.

Apr 29, 2015, 01:31 AM IST

Collect data on minorities under BPL: Parliamentary panel to Minority Affairs ministry

A Parliamentary Panel has asked the Ministry of Minority Affairs to immediately initiate a process to collect data on people of minority communities living below the poverty line.

Mar 14, 2015, 00:27 AM IST

Christians not in favour of anti-conversion law

Delhi Archbishop on Thursday said the Christian community was not in favour of any anti-conversion legislation and called the 'Ghar Wapsi' campaign of certain RSS-linked outfits a "threat" to peace and harmony.

Dec 18, 2014, 16:24 PM IST

Health care package for BPL families in Assam

Assam government would introduce a total health care package for families belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL), Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Thursday.

Dec 04, 2014, 20:21 PM IST

Punjab to roll out 225 citizen-centric services by May 2015

 Punjab will set up 2,600 unified civil services centres in all villages and 137 towns in the state by May 2015 to provide 225 citizen-centric services related to various departments, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Thursday.

Nov 13, 2014, 20:40 PM IST

Crisis pulls 2.6 mn children below poverty line: UNICEF

At least 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line in the world`s richest nations since the economic crisis struck in 2008, UNICEF said in a hard-hitting report Tuesday.

Oct 28, 2014, 16:19 PM IST

BPL category may get free medicines; PDS may exclude tax payers

The Centre is working on a solution to ensure that poor get benefits like free medicines and check-ups in speciality government hospitals on the basis of their BPL ration cards while eliminating income tax payers and top officials from the ambit of PDS.

Oct 12, 2014, 13:06 PM IST

UP to give free power connections to 1.72 lakh families

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

Jul 19, 2014, 09:33 AM IST

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

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).

Jul 15, 2014, 19:34 PM IST

Economic Survey favours direct cash subsidies for BPL households

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.

Jul 09, 2014, 14:57 PM IST

Bring homeguard jawans under BPL: BJP

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.

Mar 11, 2014, 16:05 PM IST

Decline in below poverty line population: Govt

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

Feb 19, 2014, 21:16 PM IST