Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that for the last 8 years, following the ideology of good governance, the benefits of government schemes are being extended to the poorest of the poor. Taking forward the resolution of good governance, the year 2023 is being celebrated as Antyodaya Arogya Varsh. Taking care of the poor families, the state government has increased the income limit of BPL families from Rs 1.20 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh and Haryana is the first state in the country, which has changed the criteria of BPL income. As a result, the number of BPL families has increased to about 29 lakhs.
Addressing the press conference here today, Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that the process of making automatic ration cards through PPP is going on. According to the new criteria of BPL income, the names of 12 lakh new families have been added to the BPL list. He said that no one’s ration cart has been wrongly cut. Our intention is not wrong, but the poor should get their rights, this is our aim. On this occasion, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Director General of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department Dr. Amit Agarwal, Additional Director Vivek Kalia were also present.
Giving details about this, Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that there are 1.32 lakh families who file income tax returns. There are 51,489 government and contractual employees. Similarly, there are 2119 government pensioners. There are 3,44,821 families with income above Rs 1.80 lakh whose names have been excluded from the BPL list. Income can be re-surveyed if any complaint comes from them.
Apart from this, the data of 2 lakh industrial workers and 7,416 farmers who sold their crops for more than Rs 4 lakh has also come to us. Both these categories will be surveyed again. He informed that the names of 2,27,000 families whose annual electricity bill is more than Rs 9,000 have also been excluded from the BPL list.
He said that instructions have been issued to the Additional Deputy Commissioners in this regard that all complaints related to ration cards should be resolved within 15 days. If their problem is not resolved within the stipulated time, then they will get ration for this month.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar gave strict instructions to the officials
Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that citizens whose names have been excluded from the BPL list can register their complaints on toll free numbers 18001802087 and 1967, their complaints will be processed immediately. He said that Chirayu Haryana scheme has also been launched for Antyodaya families. About 29 lakh such families are being provided free treatment facility up to Rs 5 lakh annually. An additional expenditure of about Rs 500 crore will be incurred by the state government on this.
Taking good governance as the basis, benefits of government schemes are reaching Antyodaya families: Manohar Lal
Story first published: Monday, January 9, 2023, 22:50 [IST]