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New Delhi, Feb. 19 (ANI): Anil Swarup, Director General of Labour Welfare (Ministry of Labour and Employment) on Tuesday said that the Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana (RSBY) or National Health Insurance Scheme can be a game changer with a promise of access to cashless hospitalisation for over thousand aliments for the people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) and unorganised sector workers.
More subsidized grain for Maha Kumbh pilgrims Dec 26, 4:29 pm
New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the allocation of 16200 tonnes of wheat and 9600 tonnes of rice for the pilgrims visiting the Maha Kumbh 2012-13 at Below Poverty Lines (BPL) prices.
BJP complains to EC against Govt.'s cash transfer scheme Nov 30, 4:09 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 30 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders led by Lal Krishna Advani met the Election Commission here on Friday to protest against the Congress-led UPA Government's decision to announce the Direct Cash Transfers scheme meant to replace subsidies for below-poverty line (BPL) families as well as other beneficiaries.
Left leaders submit charter of demands to Prime Minister Aug 4, 1:06 pm
New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Leaders from four Left Parties, who have been demanding universalisation of the Public Distribution System and changes in the Food Security Bill including doing away with the 'below poverty line' system, called on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today and submitted a charter of demands.
CPI-M questions methodology of calculating poverty line Mar 21, 11:12 am
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has questioned the present methodology of calculating the poverty line.
Swaminathan defends India's poverty line benchmark Mar 20, 9:15 pm
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Eminent agriculture scientist M. S. Swaminathan on Tuesday said comprehensive revision of the poverty line was the 'need of the hour'.
Paswan terms revised poverty line to be incorrect Mar 20, 8:03 pm
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Holding the Planning Commission responsible for poverty in India, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday termed the revised poverty line to be incorrect.
BJP pulls up PM over revising poverty line Mar 20, 7:41 pm
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh after the Central Government reduced the controversial poverty line in rural and urban areas of the country.
Jammu, Feb 18 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government has announced a health insurance cover for 66,000 families in the state who fall in the category of Below Poverty Line (BPL).
Cabinet reviews implementation of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana Jan 12, 4:36 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): The Cabinet today reviewed the implementation of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana(RSBY). The Scheme which was launched in October, 2007 as the health insurance scheme for families living below the poverty line was made operationalised on April, 2008.
China redefines poverty line, brings 100 million people in poor list Nov 30, 12:18 pm
New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): China modified its definition of poverty in line with international standards, bringing nearly 100 million more people in the poor list.
Up the rocky path to good health Oct 24, 2:33 pm
Pithoragarh, Oct 24 (ANI): Soon after the controversy evoked by the poverty line figures submitted to the Supreme Court by the Planning Commission last month, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Commission, put forth, as a part of his damage-control exercise, a proposal for de-linking of the food entitlement and other social programmes from the current poverty line derived from the "factual" findings of Tendulkar Committee.
BJP slams Centre over revised poverty line row Oct 5, 11:41 am
New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman has slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government over the revised poverty line row.
Joshi slams Planning Commission's poverty line cap Oct 4, 12:09 pm
New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): Criticising Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia for drafting out an unusual Rs 32 per capita per day urban poverty line definition, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manmohan Joshi said the government was trying to save its honour at the international level as till 2015 all developing countries have been directed to lessen their poverty line by 50 per cent.
Montek and Jairam reach agreement on 'poverty line' Oct 3, 2:12 pm
New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Amid a raging controversy over the Rs 32 per capita per day poverty line definition, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia met Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh here on Monday.
New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Noted social activist and member of National Advisory Council (NAC) Aruna Roy has demanded the resignation of Deputy Planning Commission chief Montek Singh Ahluwalia if he fails to give an explanation on the new poverty line cap.
New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): The Planning Commission has in an affidavit to the Supreme Court said that Rs. 25 per day was sufficient for a person living in a rural area for their expenditure on food, education and health.
New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh over the Planning Commission's affidavit to country's apex court concerning the revised poverty line.
Angry tribals protest 'skewed' anti-poverty policies in Orissa Sep 10, 9:07 pm
Koraput, Sep 10(ANI): Tribals in Orissa's Koraput district held a massive agitation today against the state government, exposing glaring loopholes in the 'below poverty line' (BPL) classification that invariably disqualifies them from reaping the benefits of anti-poverty schemes.
National responses to HIV/ AIDS need to adapt comprehensive social protection strategies Aug 24, 11:03 am
New Delhi, Aug. 24 (ANI): While social protection mechanisms in India have typically focused on people living below the poverty line (BPL), people living with HIV (PLHIV) may require protection irrespective of their BPL status. This was one of the key messages emanating from a day-long panel discussion on HIV Sensitive Social Protection organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in New Delhi.
New Delhi, Aug 9 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said his ministry will be generating a rank of rural households and not conduct a Below Poverty Line (BPL) survey.
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