Free medical facilities to UP families living below poverty line

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Lucknow, Oct 10 (UNI) The Uttar Pradesh government today decided to provide free medical facilities to families living Below Poverty Line (BPL) in the state.

The decision was taken by the state cabinet here.

According to the decision, all the BPL families and holders of red card under Antadoya Food Scheme, will get free of cost medical facilities in all the government hospitals and dispensaries, expect at the medical colleges.

Earlier, the government had on June 28, 2000 ordered free medical facilities to the BPL families having white card.

With this new order, now 1.06 crore BPL families having red card would be eligible for free medical facilities in the state.

In another decision, the cabinet decided to hike the advance storage of DAP fertiliser from 1.50 lakh metric tonne to 4.50 lakh tonne for October and November this year.

However, the quantam of reserve of urea has been decreased from 3 lakh tonne to one lakh tonne for two months.

The advance storage order has been given to the Pradeshik Cooperative Federation(PCF) due to the pending demand of fertiliser by the farmers in the rabi season. The quantum of urea has been decreased as it was in demand during the Kharif season while DAP would be in great demand during the Rabi season.


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