Workshop to set definition of poverty in MP

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Gwalior, Jun 19: A workshop on defining poverty and setting parameters would be organised soon in the state capital, Madhya Pradesh State Poor Among General Category Commission President Babulal Jain said.

Mr Jain told mediapersons here on Tuesday that the workshop would be held at last week of June or first week of July. More than 25 intellectuals had been invited. Former President A P J Abdul Kalam was also likely to be present during the workshop.

''The parameters of poverty would be set in the workshop,'' he said, adding that he visited different districts and invited suggestions from the public representatives and intellects about poverty.

He said on the basis of these suggestions, some points had been prepared and submitted to the state government. Later, a five-member committee had also been constituted.

''I am in the support of providing 'shelter' not 'reservation' to the poor of general section and commission will adopt necessary steps towards it,'' Mr Jain added.


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