logo

Video encyclopedia

Below Poverty Line

2:21

Poverty Line

2:14

Bangladesh: One in five people live below poverty line

3:04

How to Check BPL List Online | Below Poverty Line People List | New List 2020-2021 | in tamil |

0:45

How poor is China? - 6% lives below poverty line

2:44

Living below the Swiss poverty line

Below Poverty Line is an economic benchmark used by the government of India to indicate economic disadvantage and to identify individuals and households in need of government assistance and aid. It is determined using various parameters which vary from state to state and within states. The present criteria are based on a survey conducted in 2002. Going into a survey due for a decade, India's central government is undecided on criteria to identify families below poverty line.
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • Five-Year Plans 

    • The case of Kerala 

    • Income based poverty line in India 

    • Fixing of cut-off marks at 17 

    • Criticism of BPL criteria 

    • Example of misuse of BPL Schemes