Bhopal, Aug 27 (UNI) Time has come to redefine poverty and a national debate was necessary to include suggestions from intellectuals, chairman of Commission for Economically Weak among the General Category in Madhya Pradesh Babulal Jain said here.
The chairman said, the commission, which was constituted on January 28 this year, will organise a two-day national seminar on 'Poverty-a redefinition' from August 29 here, to make the Commission more effective.
Former Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat would inaugurate the seminar while the Chief Minister would preside over. Rajya Sabha's former Deputy Chairperson Nazma Heptulla and and former chief justice R C Lahoti would also be present.
The Commission, which submitted its first report to the state government on May 15, within 100 days of its formation, had so far visited 29 districts in the state and interacted with the people belonging to the below poverty line(BPL).
Based on the interactions with the people, the commission had submitted a report to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Mr Jain said.
He said, Mr Chouhan after receiving the report had initiated a prompt action and convened a meeting with the members of the Commission on June 27 this year and accepted the report after minor amendments.
The Commission had also organised seminars in all the major universities in the state from August 8 to 24, to know the views of the educationists on the matter, Mr Jain maintained.
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