Social Welfare

Hathkargha Bunkar Pension Yojana for Weaver in Uttar Pradesh

The State Government of Uttar Pradesh has launched a pension scheme for Hathkargha Bunkar named Hathkargha Bunkar Pension Yojana under the leadership of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. Under Hathkargha Bunkar Pension Yojana, state governments provide financial assistance per month as pension to every weaver in the state. The pension is providing only for those Hathkargha Bunkar who are above 60 years of age. There are near about 2.5 lakh weavers and about 80,000 handlooms in the state. It is known that the handloom industry after agriculture is most employing Industry of the state among the decentralized cottage industry. An estimated total of 80 thousand beneficiaries will get this pension benefit in the state. Uttar Pradesh is the land of many handloom weavers and artists who take weaving as their profession. This profession generally is carried out in all major parts of the state like Varanasi, Agra, Lucknow, etc. Varanasi is famous for its Benarasi Sarees which are exported throughout the world. The government took very good intuitive for this Hathkargha Bunkar and provide them monthly pension

Benefits of Hathkargha Bunkar Pension Yojana:

  • Benefits of financial assistance of Rs. 500 per month to the Hathkargha Bunkar

Eligibility for Hathkargha Bunkar Pension Yojana:

  1. Applicant should be resident of Uttar Pradesh
  2. Professional weavers workers are eligible for this scheme
  3. Hathkargha Bunkar who are completed 60 years of age are eligible for this scheme
  4. In case of physical and visually handicapped weavers, government has given 10 years of age relaxation in minimum age limit

Document for Hathkargha Bunkar Pension Yojana:

  1. Aadhaar card
  2. Bank account details
  3. Age proof
  4. Physically handicapped certificate if applicable

How to apply for Hathkargha Bunkar Pension Yojana:

  1. Applicant should visit Gram Panchayat or Zilla Parishad related district/Taluka in Uttar Pradesh
  2. Applicant also visit block officer in Uttar Pradesh
  3. After registration, the Hathkargha Bunkar will get monthly pension under this scheme

References & Details:

  1. For more details about Hathkargha Bunkar Pension Yojana: http://up.gov.in/
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