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Objections invited against inclusion of beneficiaries in BPL list

chandigarh Updated: Oct 25, 2013 18:13 IST
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The UT food and supplies and consumer affairs department has invited objections against inclusion of beneficiaries in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) list.


The objections are to be filed up to November 5.

The department has started the process of implementing the National Food Security Act, 2013, in Chandigarh.

The criteria for inclusion and exclusion of eligible households for public awareness, along with the list of existing BPL and AAY beneficiaries have also been placed on the departmental website as well as department office, SDMs office and deputy commissioner's office.

The Act, which was approved by the parliament, last month, gives the right to subsidised food grain to over 65% population of the country.

Based on national sample survey office (NSSO) consumption expenditure survey data for 2011-12, the planning commission has estimated that 38.54% of the rural population of Chandigarh and 47.26% urban population will get covered under the Food Security Act.

For ensuring extensive coverage, the food and supplies department will undertake and exercise for identification of eligible households under the scheme. Awareness about the Act will be generated through video and other means.