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UP govt asks Centre to increase BPL quota for state

Press Trust of India
Jun 07, 2012 at 05:02am IST

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said that it has asked the Centre to increase the BPL quota for the state by permitting the inclusion of more poor families under the scheme.

"We have asked the Centre to increase the number of families to be issued BPL cards. The union government decides the number of BPL cards to be issued, therefore we have made the request in this regard," Food and Civil Supplies Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya said in the state assembly here.

Singh was replying to a question raised by Congress member Anugrah Narain Singh.

UP govt asks Centre to increase BPL quota for state

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said that it has asked the Centre to increase the BPL quota.

Under Public Distribution system 106.79 lakh families were issued ration cards out of which 65,84,500 were BPL card holders and the rest had Antyodaya card, he said.

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