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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.

Consider financial background before setting poverty line: Digvijay Singh

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 23:14

Congress leader Digvijay Singh said here on Monday that the poverty line should be based on the financial background of a person.

GPS to be used to track trucks carrying PDS foodgrains

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 22:54

Delhi government will track the trucks carrying foodgrains with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices to curb the menace of diversion of rations meant for lakhs of families which are below the poverty line.

Developing countries see swelling middle class: ILO

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:29

Workers in developing countries are increasingly moving to better jobs and joining the middle class, but 839 million workers still earn less than $2.00 a day, the International Labour Organization said.

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.

Number of poor down to 27 cr in 2011-12: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 15:41

The number of poor in the country declined to 27 crore in 2011-12, from 40.74 crore in 2004-05, Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said Wednesday.

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 figure: Montek admits flaws in assessing method

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 19:40

Planning Panel’s Deputy Chief, Montek Singh Ahluwalia said that a second look can be given to India’s poverty figures based on the Tendulkar Committee.

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.