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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Cannot revise BPL criteria unilaterally: Guj govt

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.

MP CM waives off electric bills of people below poverty line

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

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.

China still has 200 million poor below poverty line: CPC

Concerned over the rising wealth gap in Chinese society, top leaders of the ruling Communist Party of China have pledged to uplift over 200 million people from poverty in the coming years.

Proposed free mobile phones to BPL people a poll gimmick: BJP

BJP termed it an "election gimmick" aimed at diverting the attention of people from key issues confronting the nation.

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?

New policy for constructing houses for BPL categor

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced a new policy for construction of houses for Below Poverty Line families.

Tripura to provide rice at Rs 2 per kg

Ahead of the state assembly elections due in February, the Tripura government has decided to provide rice at the rate of Rs. 2 per kg to the people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) from next month.

‘No income cap on beneficiaries of govt schemes’

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday clarified on the poverty line cut-offs controversy.