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56,584 BPL families in Mizoram: Survey

 AIZAWL, June 20 - Mizoram has 56,584 families living below poverty line, according to a survey released by State Planning and Programme Implementation Minister Lalsawta here today.

The BPL Baseline Survey said five villages in Champhai district – Pamchung, Rabung, Tlangmawi, Chawngtlai and Riangtlei were BPL-free villages. The State has a population of 11 lakh.

Champhai district has the lowest percentage of BPL families at 9.35 per cent while Mamit district has the highest percentage of 35.64 BPL families in the State, the survey said. – PTI

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