Another important observation was that even though the prevalence of anaemia was higher in our study the percentage of nutritional anaemia was in only 6.8% and there was no difference in the incidence of nutritional anaemia among above poverty line
and below poverty line.
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that there are several factors interplaying which lead to LBW babies even sociodemographic factors like maternal age, educational level, maternal profession, anemia and tobacco addiction are very important risk factors in both group, but below poverty line and Above poverty line
maternal nutrition is not a significant risk factor in our state.
He said that in his speech Rahul had said the poor in Bihar were categorised in APL ( above poverty line
) and BPL ( below poverty line) even though the UPA government itself had nullified these categories.
Even as Rajiv Arogya Bhagya Scheme intends to cover 33 lakh families above poverty line
(APL) for catastrophic illnesses, Jyothi Sanjeevini scheme would support 5.6 lakh Karnataka Government Employees and their dependents.
With policy reforms, the Central government formed Targeted Public Distribution System under which the beneficiaries are categorically divided into Below Poverty Line and Above Poverty Line
families for making the food available to those who are really poor.
Where EST is the dichotomized parity (0 = Above poverty line
, 1 = Below poverty line), AGEM is the maternal age in years, EDUM is number of years of education, PARA is parity of mother, SEXC is sex of delivered child, HTM is the maternal height in cm and WTM is the maternal weight in kg.
During the current year the Government has made a provisional allocation of 689.40 lakh tons of foodgrains which includes 483.84 lakh tons under normal Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS); 66.45 lakh tons additional allocation for Above Poverty Line
(APL) and Below Poverty Line (BPL) families; 9.18 lakh tons for festivals, natural calamity, additional TPDS requirement; 29.94 lakh tons under Other Welfare Schemes (OWS) and 100 lakh tons under Open Market Sale Scheme (Domestic).
At the same time he pledged to bring out 70 crore people who are above poverty line
(APL) but below the middle class will be brought into the level of middle class.( ANI )
Now I am focussing on 70 crore people like you who are above poverty line
and below the middle class.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved additional allocation for 50 lakh tonnes of rice for distribution to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families at BPL prices and Above Poverty Line
(APL) price for the period July, 2014 to March, 2015 or till implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) by the respective State/UT whichever is earlier.
We helped 14 crore go above poverty line
. Congress Government talks of removing poverty but the Gujarat Government talks of removing the poor," he added.
In the first phase, all BPL families, Above Poverty Line
card holders and Jhughi Ration card holders and beneficiaries under Antodaya Anna Yojna will be included.