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Number of BPL Families in India

How many BPL families are there in India?

At most 326,000 rural families and 125,000 urban families.

There are at most 326,000 rural families and 125,000 urban families who are considered to live below poverty line (BPL) in India. This is according to India’™s Planning Commission in its tenth five-year plan for 2002-2007. This number is greatly criticized for being a gross understatement of impoverished families in India.

This fact is verified on : March 2, 2010.





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