Four-wheeler owners to lose BPL benefits: Sirmour DC

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nahan
  • Updated: Dec 24, 2014 21:37 IST

The administration is all set to remove names of those BPL (below poverty line) families that own four-wheelers. Presiding over a 'Press Se Miliye' programme to highlight the achievements DRDA, deputy commissioner Ritesh Chauhan said the administration has taken the step following the government's instructions.

He said there were regular complaints that many families having four-wheelers were included in the BPL category.

The deputy commissioner said there were 13,695 BPL families out of total 68,727 families in the rural areas of the district.

He added that due to effective implementation of the schemes the number of BPL families was coming down in the district. The DC said an instalment of Rs 5.18 crore has been received recently for the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

A budget of Rs 54.96 crore was sanctioned for executing MGNREGS in the district in 2014-15 and Rs 23.8 crore of which has been received.

He said it was the matter of pride that 11 panchyats of the district has been selected for "Nirmal Gram Puruskar" out of total 21 panchyats of the state that were selected for the award.

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