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Distribution of poor identity cards within current fiscal year

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Oct 29, 2020

Kathmandu, Oct.29: The Ministry of Finance and Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Ministry have decided to complete the work of identifying poor households and distributing identity cards within the current fiscal year.

During a meeting held at the Finance Ministry on Wednesday, it was decided to make necessary arrangement to complete the task by the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation while the Finance Ministry will make arrangement of additional resources for the same.

The meeting also drew conclusion that the Land Management Ministry would prepare a schedule within a week to identify the poor households and to distribute ID cards.

On the occasion, Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel said that problem has been surfaced to run relief related and subsidy programmes from the government side for lack of record of poor families.

He expressed the belief that the poor identity card would help poor families in different activities like relief, employment and social security.

Similarly, Minister for Land Management Padma Kumari Aryal said that effective result could be achieved if the resources would be utilized appropriately while running programmes based on poor ID cards.