BPL families to get 35 kg wheat per month in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced to issue 35 kg of wheat per month to all the 12.98 lakh Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and three litres kerosene oil per month to all the about 10 lakh Above Poverty Line (APL) families which do not have gas connections.

The rates of kerosene oil would be uniform for both APL and BPL families, he said.

With the decision of issuing 35 kg of wheat to the BPL families, the state government would have to bear additional financial burden of Rs 44 crore.

He said this decision has been taken in view of the demands raised by the various representatives of APL families who met him here today.

The Chief Minister said the representatives of the APL families apprised him of the difficulties being faced by them due to non issuance of kerosene oil on their ration cards.

Mr Hooda said the decision to issue three litres of kerosene oil to the APL families had been taken despite the fact that Rang Rajan Committee in the year 2006 and B K Chaturvedi Committee this year had recommended to issue kerosene oil only to the BPL families.

The Government of India had agreed to these recommendations of these committees. However, the Haryana government had taken the decision to issue three litres kerosene oil to the APL families on humanitarian grounds, he added.

Mr Hooda said that BPL families would be issued 9.50 litres kerosene oil per month on their ration cards.

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