Another alternative can be to give below- poverty line households 30 kg of foodgrain per month and to above poverty line
households 15 kg per month.
Then a special request has come under Above Poverty Line
(APL) and Below Poverty Line (BPL)," Thomas said.
A much expanded list of beneficiaries, including above poverty line
( APL) families
5 million tonnes of for the Above Poverty Line
category and even subsidizing foodgrain exports.
This is a government, which says that if you spend 32 rupees per day in urban areas and 26 rupees per day in rural areas, then you are living above poverty line
Sources said one of the proposals is to decontrol the public distribution system ( PDS) to bring back the above poverty line
or the middleclass under the PDS.
Thomas emphasised on the need to increase lifting of allotments under Above Poverty Line
(APL) and Below Poverty Line (BPL) categories by states to free up storage space and help in movement of foodgrains.