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Delhi’s poor to get 3 more subsidised LPG cylinders


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a breather for economically weaker families, the Delhi government Monday announced that it would provide three more subsidised cooking gas cylinders to over 3.5 ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit launches ‘Kerosene Free Delhi’ scheme


August 21st, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday launched its 'Kerosene Free Delhi' programme under which over 3.5 lakh below poverty line (BPL) and poor households will be provided ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to offer houses to urban poor


August 9th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) The Rajasthan cabinet Wednesday gave approval to various proposals, including related to execution of a housing scheme for urban poor and establishment of universities in the ... Read more...

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Left seeks universal public distribution system


July 26th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday demanded a universal public distribution system and scrapping of the Planning Commission's "highly dubious poverty estimates".The CPI, CPI-M, Forward Bloc and ... Read more...

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Pulses, edible oils may be subsidised to reduce prices: Food Minister (Interview)


July 26th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned that lower production of pulses and oilseeds due to a deficient monsoon could hike their prices, the government is planning to sell these two ... Read more...

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Committed to food security bill: Thomas


July 18th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Food Minister K.V. Thomas Wednesday said the union government was committed to ensuring food security of the people, particularly the vulnerable sections.He said the proposed ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill can be global example’


July 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill has the potential to be a global example, experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Oxfam said ... Read more...

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Rice at Rs.2 a kg for poor in Tripura: Sarkar


July 12th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 12 (IANS) To woo the voters ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura will provide rice under the public distribution system (PDS) to the ... Read more...

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Centre, Bengal spar over food grain allotment utilisation


July 11th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government with under-utilising food grain allotment for backward districts, union Food minister K.V. Thomas Tuesday said the state used just 12.7 percent ... Read more...

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Indian economic growth will return to above 8 percent: Chidambaram


July 5th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Exuding confidence of a rebound in the Indian economy, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said the country will return to the above 8 percent ... Read more...

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Cooking gas connections for 350,000 families in Delhi: Dikshit


June 20th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Over 350,000 lakh families in the capital are set to switch from kerosene oil to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Wednesday."The ... Read more...

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Leakages to be plugged before food security implemented


June 10th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The government wants to plug leakages in the public distribution system (PDS) before it implements the ambitious National Food Security Bill and has asked ... Read more...

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Mamata to ask PM to accept Bengal’s BPL list


June 8th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting the central government to accept the state's BPL list, a minister ... Read more...

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Bengal to send revised BPL list for central approval


May 26th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) West Bengal will send a revised list of people living below poverty line (BPL) by the end of June to the central government for approval, ... Read more...

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Pension of Rs.200 an insult to dignity, says Jairam


May 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme, saying the Rs.200 ... Read more...

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Bihar to launch caste census from April 20


April 19th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Bihar is all set to begin caste census from April 20 under a central government scheme. It's a gigantic exercise undertaken across the country after a ... Read more...

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Court asks Andhra to reconsider probe official’s transfer


April 16th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Monday suggested that the state government reconsider the transfer of an official of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), who was heading the ... Read more...

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Assam farmers losing interest in rice cultivation


March 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) Farmers of Assam, that recently boasted of having a record rice harvest, are losing interest in paddy cultivation, saying they were facing financial ruin in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Rana Naved denies BPL match-fixing


March 6th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 6 (IANS) Pakistani fast bowler Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has denied his inolvement in match-fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).Rana's name figured in the match-fixing investigations after police in ... Read more...

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Landmark food security bill tabled in parliament (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday tabled in the Lok Sabha the landmark food security bill which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrain to over half of India's ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa opposes food security bill


December 20th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said the National Food Security Bill was replete with confusion and inaccuracies and "will make a mockery of ... Read more...

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Himachal gives MNREGA workers, servants health cover


December 18th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Sunday included workers employed under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and domestic servants in the National Health Insurance Scheme.MNREGA workers, who ... Read more...

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CPI-M denounces Food Security Bill


December 16th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday dubbed the upcoming Food Security Bill "a travesty of food security", and demanded the "universal" supply of at least 35 kg of ... Read more...

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Andhra’s rice scheme to benefit 75 mn people


November 1st, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy Tuesday launched Re.1 a kg rice scheme, which will benefit 75 million people out of the state's 84 ... Read more...

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Increase work days in rural job scheme, demands Dhumal


October 15th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Saturday requested the central government to increase the number of work days a person is entitled to under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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Reconsider Rs.32 limit for poverty: Mayawati


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reconsider the Planning Commission's recommendation for fixing Rs.32 as the upper limit for ... Read more...

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Not understating poverty, no cap for food allocation: Montek (Roundup)


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Facing flak for its Rs.32 per day ceiling set for defining urban poor, the Planning Commission Monday denied it was trying to "understate poverty" ... Read more...

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Now Andhra to give rice at Re.1 a kg to its poor


September 21st, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Families living below poverty line (BPL) in Andhra Pradesh will get rice at one rupee a kg from Nov 1, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar ... Read more...

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Positives outnumber negatives in 100 days: Chandy regime


September 12th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 12 (IANS) Rice at Rs.1 per kg to BPL families, three lakh ration cards issued, 24/7 access... Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy's office says the Congress-led government has ... Read more...

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Free power connection for 15 lakh poor Bengal families


September 6th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) About 15 lakh poor families in West Bengal will get free electricity connecctions in this financial year, an official said Tuesday."A total of 15 lakh BPL ... Read more...

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Rice for Re.1 a kg for Kerala’s poor


August 27th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 (IANS) Starting September, everyone below the poverty line (BPL) in Kerala will get 25 kg of rice at Re.1 per kg, one of the main promises of ... Read more...

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Free medicines for all in Rajasthan from Oct 2


August 15th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot Monday said free medicines will be provided in government hospitals in the state to all sections of society from Oct 2 ... Read more...

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Panchayat members to accompany caste census enumerators


August 8th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday that the enumeration for socio-economic and caste census (SECC) 2011 has been made more open by inclusion of ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to provide lunch for Rs.5 to the poor


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 3 (IANS) In a major move to provide food cheaply to its high number of poor people, the Jharkhand government Wednesday announced subsidised lunch at Rs.5 and salt ... Read more...

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Iodised salt for Jharkhand poor at 50p a kg


July 31st, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 31 (IANS) Iodised salt would be provided at a subsidised rate of 50 paisa per kg for 35 lakh poor families in Jharkhand, Chief Minister Arjun Munda announced ... Read more...

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