inbriefpopulation | VOL. 12, ISSUE 74, September-October 2012 |

New Calculations Determining BPL holders

Government at present allocates foodgrains (wheat and rice) to below poverty line (BPL) families under the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), Department of Food and Public Distribution. The assessment of BPL families is based on the 1993-94 poverty estimates of Planning Commission and the population estimates of Registrar General of India as on 1st March 2000 or the number of such families actually identified and ration cards issued to them by state/UT governments, whichever is less. As per these estimates,...

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