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43% families apply for Rs 2,000 government dole


COIMBATORE: The circle of relatives of Murali (title changed), 28, lives in an rental at Selvapuram within the town and pays not less than Rs 10,000 as hire per thirty days.
Three out of the 4 members of the family work for reputed organizations and own more than one automobiles for their comfort.

But nonetheless that they had carried out for Rs 2,000 dole that the state govt had introduced for the families residing below poverty line (BPL) and the company has approved their software.

“We have carried out for the dole under our mother’s title as she is the one one that does not go out for work as directed through the company staff. When rich people are making use of for the dole why shouldn’t we follow for it?” puzzled Murali, pinpointing several individuals who had carried out for the dole.

It is not the single instance the place a circle of relatives residing a sumptuous life had carried out for the dole supposed for BPL families and the company has approved the applying.

So a long way, town company has won over 2.25lakh packages which accounts to 43% of the total families (five.21lakhs as in 2018) within the company prohibit.

“Even we didn’t expect such a lot of packages. As we were given directions not to reject any packages, we've been accepting all of the packages,” said a senior company reliable on condition of anonymity.

As the company could not hint about 55,000 families out of 68,000 families that have been known in 2018 survey, we were given directions to receive packages from everybody who needs to apply for the dole, the reliable said, adding that the choice of packages that they receive has fallen low, of overdue.

K Kathirmathiyon of Coimbatore Consumer Cause said, “Coimbatore is one of the economically strong cities. Over 50% of the packages would be rejected after scrutiny as town holds no more than 15% of BPL families.”

Activist J Daniel Jesudass asked how the company would verify the ideas provided through the candidates.


“Before pronouncing the dole, the state govt should have known the choice of BPL families which they have not performed to this point. The govt has informed that it might distribute the dole handiest to 60 lakh families across the state. But, as the times pass the quantity would multiply several times,” he added.


President of Satta Panchayat Iyyakam Siva Elango said the scheme was once applied handiest within the view of election and do not need any exact aim of serving to the poor people. The choice of people carried out from rural spaces is even upper and it accounts to 70% to 80% of the total inhabitants, he said, explaining that handiest 10% of the state’s inhabitants is below poverty line and the state govt itself has stated it several times.


“Instead of spending the government money to achieve votes in Lok Sabha election, they should spend it to fulfil elementary amenities and implement welfare scheme for the general public,” he added.




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