Logos of Arunodoi Scheme to be Pasted outside 20 Lakh Beneficiaries’ House
GUWAHATI: Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on October 31 said that a specially designed logo will be pasted outside the house of the 20 lakh beneficiaries of Arunodoi scheme in the state in order to make a differentiation between fake and actual beneficiaries.
Assam government will launch the direct benefit scheme (DBT) from November 22, with an aim to provide financial assistance to around 20 lakh families in the state.
“We have already comp
leted the screening of eligible beneficiaries….and 66 per cent names have been enrolled in the banking system for DBT. However, those who have deceitfully included their names in the list, I urge them to take out their names if they are not eligible. For detection of fake entries a specially designed logo of Arunodoi scheme will be pasted outside the house of every beneficiary in the state, Mr Sarma said.
Under the scheme an amount of Rs 830 per month will be given to the eligible 20 lakh families to buy the essential items of food.
Arunodoi scheme will be the largest Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme of Assam which will benefit 15 to 17 thousand families per Assembly constituency.
The objective of the scheme is to alleviate the financial problems of impoverished families in Assam with the help of Substantial Income Support. As women are the primary caretakers of the family, they will be kept as the beneficiaries of the scheme. The selection of the beneficiaries for the scheme had started from August 17, 2020. The beneficiaries will be receiving the amount on the first day of every month. The support given by the government of Rs 830 per month will mean an additional per annum income of Rs 10,000 to the poor households, in order to meet their nutritional and medical needs.
In order to avail the benefits of the scheme, the applicant must be a permanent resident of Assam as well as must be presently residing in the state. Along with this, the composite household income of the applicant for the Arunodoi Scheme must be less than Rs 2 lakh per annum.
Under the scheme the priority will be given to the household with an especially abled nominated female, widowed/divorced/unmarried female/separate female, specially-abled household member.
The scheme will benefit all the poor households in the state whether they have been covered under NFSA or not.
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