CM Akhilesh Yadav again came up with a new scheme in Uttar Pradesh. Some days ago Samajwadi Party launched “Samajwadi Namak Yojana” the scheme will provide subsidized rates to APL, BPL and Antyodaya cardholders across the state. Branded as “Samajwadi Namak”, the salt will be sold at subsidized rates in 10 districts in the state. Samajwadi Namak is fortified with iron and iodine, Samajwadi Namak will be sold through general retail outlets to about 46.2 Lakh beneficiaries in 10 districts. Apart from Below Poverty Line and Antyodaya card holders, 60% of the APL families will also be benefited through the scheme.
Below is the list of 10 districts where the scheme will be applicable and Samajwadi Namak will be available at subsidized rates. The districts have been selected for the Samajwadi Namak scheme based on the high incidence of cases of anemia among children below 5 years of age.
10 Districts: Sidharth Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Faizabad, Mau, Meerut, Farrukhabad, Moradabad, Hamirpur, Etawah and Auraiya
Benefits of Samajwadi Namak Yojana:
Samajwadi Namak will be available to APL card holders at Rs. 6 per kg while and Samajwadi Namak will be available to BPL and Antyodaya card holders will get the salt at Rs. 3 per kg.
The whole subsidy would cost the state government about Rs. 48 Crore. The Samajwadi Namak scheme will be run in collaboration with the Tata Trust. The 1KG salt packets will be available at the outlets in Samajwadi Part Colors (Red and Green) with white background. The packets mention “Samajwadi iron evam iodine Mishrit Namak” as the name of the salt. The packets also contain the Logo of the UP government and the sketch of a map of Uttar Pradesh.
Eligibility for Samajwadi Namak Yojana: Beneficiary who are residents of the following district are eligible for scheme
10 Districts: Sidharth Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Faizabad, Mau, Meerut, Farrukhabad, Moradabad, Hamirpur, Etawah and Auraiya. APL (Above Poverty Line), BPL (Below Poverty Line) and Antyodaya cardholders across the state are eligible