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All BPL families proposed to be brought under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana.

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New Delhi New Delhi (dĕl`ē), city (1991 pop. 294,149), capital of India and of Delhi state, N central India, on the right bank of the Yamuna River. , July 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that the Government proposes to bring all BPL See broadband over power lines.  families under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY).

Announcing this while presenting the budget in Parliament today, Mukherjee said that Rs. 350 crore n. 1. Ten millions; as, a crore of rupees (which is nearly $5,000,000) s>.

Noun 1. crore - the number that is represented as a one followed by 7 zeros; ten million
, marking a 40 per cent increase over the previous allocation is being provided in the 2009-10 BE for this.

"The RSBY was operationalised last year and the initial response was very good, with more than 46 lakh lakh

(in India) 100 000, esp. referring to this sum of rupees [Hindi lākh]

Noun 1. lakh - the cardinal number that is the fifth power of ten
100000, hundred thousand
 BPL families in eighteen States and UTs having been issued biometric smart cards," he said.

This scheme empowers poor families by giving them freedom of choice for using health care services from an extensive list of hospitals including private hospitals," he added.

The Minister further said that for the National Rural Health Mission, an increase of Rs.2057 crore over and above Rs.12,070 crore provided in the interim budget is proposed, as this is an essential instrument for achieving our goal of health for all. (ANI)

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