SC, blackward classes to hold congerence on Oct 2

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Chandigarh, Sept 2 (UNI) Members of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes would organise a sammelan at Rohtak on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

A meeting of the Haryana Pradesh Congress held here today passed a resolution to this effect saying the sammelan would thank the Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for getting the ban on export of PUSA 1121 variety of paddy lifted and for announcing a number of incentives for the benefit of these sections of the society.

While speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said his government had announced a number of schemes for the welfare of these sections.

While referring to the issue of BPL families, Mr Hooda said that the survey got conducted by the present government has revealed that there were 8.58 lakh BPL families in rural areas as compared to 6.38 lakh families identified in the survey conducted by the previous government in 2003.

Similarly, the previous government had identified 2.34 lakh BPL families in urban areas, but the recent survey has revealed their number as 4.38 lakh.

He said that although the people were given two chances to get their names included in the list of BPL families , even if still they have any grievance they could apply to the Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner and Block Development Officer by September 30 and the issue would be settled by October 15 next.

In case any body found that an ineligible person has been wrongly included in the list of BPL families, he should bring it to the notice of concerned authorities to get such names deleted.

The government wanted to ensure that no eligible person is left out, but it would not let ineligible persons to get undue benefit, rthe CM stressed.


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