All households in Burdwan district to have toilets: DM

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.

Assam govt to distribute cash to BPL families before polls

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.

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.

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

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.

J&K govt to extend RSBY scheme to 10 more districts

Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to extend Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), which aims to provide health insurance cover to every BPL family, to ten more districts in the state.

BPL families increased in number under Modi`s rule: Digvijay Singh

In yet another attempt to engage himself in the war of words with Bhartiya Janta Party, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday rebuked Narendra Modi government for increasing number of BPL families in Gujarat.

Govt making a mockery of the plight of poor: BJP

BJP charged government with making a mockery of the poor with its latest figures stating that BPL population has decreased and said this has been done to cover less people under the Food Security Act.

Planning Commission data a conspiracy to deprive poor: BJP

BJP said Planning Commission data showing fall in number of people living below poverty line was "conspiracy" to deprive poor benefits and challenged Congress to show how one could survive on Rs 34.

Haryana govt to provide free treatment for Hepatitis-C for SCs

Haryana government will provide free of cost treatment for Hepatitis-C to patients belonging to Scheduled Castes and BPL categories in districts of Fatehabad, Jind and Kaithal.

Odisha Cong alleges rampant plunder of BPL rice

The Congress on Sunday claimed it would capture power in the next polls by dumping the Naveen Patnaik government in Bay of Bengal.

Haryana govt to implement Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana scheme

Haryana Government decided to implement new insurance scheme, providing life insurance protection to people living below poverty line, marginally above poverty line and rural landless households.

`Half of Bihar’s population below poverty line in 2009-10`

More than half the population in Bihar lived below the poverty line in 2009-10, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Planning Rajeev Shukla said in Parliament Thursday.

More fund to BPL families under Indira Aawas Yojana

Govt intends to increase financial assistance to BPL families under Indira Aawas Yojana to Rs 84,000 from Rs 45,000 to build dwellings, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh informed Lok Sabha.

Over 25,000 Kerala SC families have no home or land

Survey on scheduled castes (SC) in Kerala revealed that of the 5.58 lakh families, 25,408 have no home or land of their own. Out of the SC population in state, 12.03 lakh are females and 11.49 males.

Scheme to make Delhi Kerosene-free city launched

3.5 lakh BPL and poor families will get free LPG cylinders and gas stoves under an ambitious scheme launched by the Delhi Govt to end use of kerosene.

UPA’s new mantra: ‘Har Hath Main Phone’

Apparently with an eye on 2014 general elections, the UPA govt has finalised a new scheme to provide 6 million BPL households with a mobile connection.

Govt not proactive on price rise: Brinda Karat

CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat spoke exclusively to Zeenews.com.

Street vendors in Haryana to get health insurance

The Haryana government has extended the benefit of national health insurance scheme to street vendors.

HP hikes cash incentive for BPL girl children

The incentive would be available to two girls in a BPL family in rural and urban areas.

Nitish demands independent commission for BPL list

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday demanded an independent commission for preparing BPL list.