Four lakh added in BPL families list in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Feb 2 (UNI) Around 4 lakh more families were enlisted into below poverty line (BPL) category in Rajasthan during the past one and a half years, Welfare Minister Madan Dilawar said here today.

Talking to reporters, Mr Dilawar said in the survey conducted by the Rajasthan Government in 2006, a total of 22.23 BPL families were identified in the state.

Later on, appeals and complaints lodged by the left out aspiring families led to a revision in the process for addition of eligible families in the list and around 4 lakh new entires were made.

With this, the total number of BPL families in the state had now gone up to 26.44 lakh.

He said that Rajasthan Government was extending benefits of life insurance to these BPL families under the Panna Dhai Jiwan Amrit Yojna.

Under the scheme, all insured would get Rs 35,000 in the event of natural death and Rs 75,000 in the case of accidental death or permanent disability.

He said that the additions in the BPL list had been made on the basis of amended norms and the state government expected all benefits being extended by the Centre, for these families.

However, if the Centre failed to extend the benefits, the state government would provide them the benefits at par with other BPL families on its own.

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