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Bhubaneswar, (PTI) Orissa government today said it would “certainly” prepare a fresh BPL list within two months of receiving the guidelines for the purpose from the Central government.Panchayati Raj Minister Prafulla Samal said this while replying a series of questions in the Assembly on the state’s failure to prepare a fresh BPL list.Samal said he was hopeful that the union rural development ministry would send the guideline by end of June.The members cutting across party lines expressed concern over the state government’s failure in preparing the fresh BPL list. Though the norms suggested that a fresh BPL list should be prepared in every five years, the last BPL list was prepared in the year 1997, the minister admitted.Stating that the number of BPL population had increased in the state due to fragmentation of poor families, many MLAs wanted to know what step the government had taken to prepare a fresh list.”We are ready. But the Centre is not cooperating,” Samal said.

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