‘I am poor, I get ration from govt’, read walls of BPL families in Rajasthan’s Dausa

Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Rajendra Singh Rathore said the practice of identifying BPL families by writing BPL outside their homes was allegedly started by the previous Congress government.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 2:20 pm
bpl family, Rajasthan bpl family, dausa bpl family, Rajasthan poor people, bpl people ration, india news The report also stated that people who refused to comply with the order to mark their homes would be excluded from the list of beneficiaries. (Source: ANI_news/Twitter)

Walls outside many houses in Rajasthan’s Dausa district were found painted with this message: “I am poor and I get ration from from National Food Security Act (NFSA),” reported ANI. Surendra Singh, CEO, Zila Parishad Dausa, told ANI  this was done in an attempt “to identify families under BPL and NFSA scheme, we had got directions on this.” He added it was done on the directions of the state government. BPL or below poverty line families are supposed to get 10 kg of wheat under the NFSA.

There are about 50,000 homes in Sikrai and Bandikui tehsil of Dausa district, which have these markings outside their  homes, reported The Asian Age. The report also stated that people who refused to comply with the order to mark their homes would be excluded from the list of beneficiaries. However, some have not received ration for months despite having the declaration. It is not a new practice and the district administration in Bhilwara had marked BPL houses with a yellow patch with the name of the beneficiary and identification number, states the report.

Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Rajendra Singh Rathore said the practice of identifying BPL families by writing BPL outside their homes was allegedly started by the previous Congress government. “The practice was started under then chief minister Ashok Gehlot and today he is politicising this matter,” Asian Age quoted him as saying.

ANI reports that the villagers also claimed they were told they will be paid Rs 750 if they allowed their homes to be marked. “Even when we opposed, they painted our walls with this message. We feel very humiliated but what can we do. The government is just making fun of us by painting this,” said a villager.

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    Dinesh Shah
    Jun 22, 2017 at 8:37 pm
    सब से नीच हरकत. यह सिर्फ बीजेपी ही कर सकती हैं.
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      TIHAEwale
      Jun 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm
      nothing wrong deserving poor benefit while rich and affluent who got listed as BPL family get exposed. in Delhi many a rich owning property worth over 50,00,000/- claim to be poor and collect old age pension from state social welfare department. don't we see people clamouring for SC/ST/OBC status to enjoy reservation
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        Rajesh Nallapati
        Jun 22, 2017 at 5:56 pm
        What's so shameful here, In TELANGANA govt has pasted radium stickers on cars of all SC/ST people who got cars through govt scheme.
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          Prakash Patel
          Jun 22, 2017 at 5:27 pm
          These same people make line at government office to procure certificate of his status as BPL poor. They also present affidavit in this case. So why they blush from board out side house.
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            Pankaj
            Jun 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm
            Outside each MPs house : I am a Member of Parliament and I swindle public money.
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              Ag
              Jun 22, 2017 at 5:02 pm
              Pls pls tell them to do yoga, Bhikhari bhuka India silly PM making people fool na khaunga na khilaunga bus khali Europe aur America mein zaunga
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                pundit
                Jun 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm
                Insensitive to the infinity truly achhe din!
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                  Gautam
                  Jun 22, 2017 at 4:24 pm
                  This reporting is a political reporr and IE should do a better job at reporting. What actually happens is the rich who take advantage of such schemes because of such moves are exposed in society and surrender their cards. The BPL families anyway take support so don't care. Last few days press is trying to report it with a tone to make it appear insensitive protecting the illegal benefactors. Seems the politically connected have influenced press.
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