Bhubaneswar: The State Government has suspended survey work to identify Below Proverty Line (BPL) families in seven districts like Koraput, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Gajapati, Bolangir and Malkangiri following the direction of the State Election Commission (SEC).

As per official sources, the Panchayati Raj Department has in a circular asked the seven district Collectors to immediately suspend the ongoing BPL survey as the Code of Conduct for the panchayat poll are in operation.

The suspension of the BPL survey would continue till February 19, 2012, when the poll process would be over.