Lakshmi Bhandar Scheme, West Bengal

To empower women and provide them with financial & social stability

West Bengal government is about to start a scheme named Lakshmi Bhandar for empowering women across the state. A senior official from the government provided the information about this scheme on June 19, 2021. This scheme mainly intends at providing assistance to women in the state to make them self-reliant and empowered. Under this scheme eligible women from Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) families will be given an assistance of Rs. 1000 per month and eligible women belonging to General category families will be provided with Rs. 500 per month. Eligibility and income limit of the family is yet to be decided. This scheme intends to cover about 1.6 crore beneficiaries in the state.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Lakshmi Bhandar Scheme
Scheme under:West Bengal Government
Launch Date:Yet to be announced
Beneficiaries:Women belonging to SC, ST and General categories
Benefit:Financial assistance of Rs. 1000 per month to eligible women belonging to SC and ST category families and Rs. 500 per month to eligible women belonging to General category families
Major Objective:To empower women and provide them with financial & social stability

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to empower the women
  • Under this scheme women belonging to SC, ST and General categories will be covered
  • Financial assistance of Rs. 1000 per month to eligible women belonging to SC and ST category families and Rs. 500 per month to eligible women belonging to General category families
  • This scheme aims to provide financial and social stability to women
  • It also aims at providing financial assistance so as to enable women to become self-reliant
  • It will better the way of living of these women and their families.

Key Points:

  • Lakshmi Bhandar scheme is about to be started by the West Bengal government for empowering women in the state
  • Intimation regarding the same was given by a government official on Saturday
  • This scheme is one of the pre-election promises made by the governing party
  • It is about to be launched for providing social security t the women in the state
  • This scheme will cover all the women belonging to SC, ST and General categories in the state
  • Financial assistance of Rs. 1000 per month to eligible women belonging to SC and ST category families and Rs. 500 per month to eligible women belonging to General category families
  • It aims at betterment and welfare of women thereby empowering them
  • It will also enable self-employment opportunities and social security for them
  • It will assist the women and their families for surviving through the prevailing pandemic situations
  • Eligibility and family income limitation is yet to set for the scheme
  • This scheme will lead to an annual of the state government of Rs. 11,000 crores on the state government
  • Government is about to divert the budget of some other departments department to the finance department for implementation this scheme
  • Some other sources of finance will also be looked upon by the government for implementation of the scheme
  • Still the government is up for all the measures to be taken to start this scheme
  • Implementation of this scheme is about to start from July 1, 2021
  • About 1.6 crore beneficiaries are estimated to be benefited under the scheme

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