Chandigarh, Dec 5 (UNI) The district-wise draft lists of families living below the poverty line (BPL), based on door-to-door Census conducted in all villages by the Haryana Ex-services League, have been finalised for placing them before each Gram Sabha in the state.
Stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Rural Development Department said these draft lists were to be got approved from the respective Gram Sabha. Special meetings had already been convened between December 7 and 17 in all districts of the state.
He said these lists had been sent to all Deputy Commissioners for display at Panchayat headquarters for perusal of public in general.
The number of BPL families in the state was closely related to 6.70 lakh families estimated by the Planning Commission.
He said with a view to ensuring complete transparency, wide publicity had already been made by the district level functionaries before the conduct of meetings of the Gram Sabha.
The final BPL lists would likely be adopted by the District Rural Development Agencies with effect from January one.