NewDelhi.A new Below Poverty Line (BPL) survey is coming which will be completed in six months, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Government of India, said on April 21
“Now we are going to have BPL census again. We are starting from June,” Mr.Deshmukh said. “Detailed census will be done because the last census was done in 2003. There were so many complaints from State Governments about people being left out [of beneficiaries’ lists]. Now we have said that let it be a fresh detailed survey. Within six months the first survey will be out. Final survey will come in one year,” he added.
The BPL census will be conducted by the respective State/Union Territory. The Ministry of RD will provide technical including methodology and financial support.