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If cut-off is 13 Points, implying coverage of 14.3% of the Households

Category

Total Families

To be selected as BPL

% Selected

SC

135

11

8%

ST

30

8

27%

OBC

1019

154

15%

Total

1214

173

14%

If cut-off is increased to 14 implying coverage of 18.7% of the Households

Category

Total Families

To be selected as BPL

% Selected

SC

135

16

12%

ST

30

13

43%

OBC

1019

201

20%

Total

1214

230

19%

In comparison, the actual figures from the BPL selection process carried out in 1997, gives us the following figure. These figures have been used for targeting various Government welfare schemes from the year 1998 to date. The selection process in 1997 was carried out using a different questionnaire and used exclusion criteria that could eliminate the better off households from the survey in the very beginning of the process. However, the survey of 1997 itself was biased against the SC & ST households.

In comparison, the selection of BPL families in the 1997 BPL census gives us the following figure.

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