4,437 families come under BPL status

Karnal, July 21

In the past 16 months, as many as 4,437 families have come under the status of below poverty line (BPL). A total of 9,361 families were added to the BPL list in the past decade, of which 4,437 have been added since April 2020 to date.

There were 46,731 BPL families in the district in 2011-12. After the socio-economic caste census (SECC) in 2011, 2,162 more families had been added in the list while during the year 2019-20, a total of 2,762 families were included in the BPL categories.In 2020-21, only two families came under the BPL status while in 2021-22, 4,435 families had been included in the category.“We received around 40,000 applications since November 2020. We conducted a survey of around 28,000 and the survey for the remaining families is being conducted by block-level committees,” said Gaurav Kumar, CEO Zila Parishad and DRDA. — TNS

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