Hashim panel moots three-stage process to identify urban poor

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 19:40 hrs

A panel appointed by the Planning Commission to evolve a uniform mechanism for identifying below poverty line (BPL) families in urban areas has suggested three-stage identification that will automatically include and exclude beneficiaries. The committee, under the chairmanship of former Planning Commission member S R Hashim, has suggested a score-based mechanism on indicators of residential, social and occupational vulnerability.

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