The survey for enumeration of families living below poverty line (BPL) in the state took off today in seven districts- Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Bolangir, Gajapati, Kalahandi and Kandhamal. The fresh BPL survey started after a long gap of 14 years.
Enumerators started the survey work carrying tablet PCs (personal computers). The latest BPL survey has kindled hope among the families that were excluded in the previous list. Earlier, the state government had decided to begin the survey work on September 15 and complete the process in 45 days.