Rajya Purohit Kalyan Prokolpo, West Bengal

To support and provide assistance to the priests facing financial crisis

West Bengal state cabinet approved the ‘Rajya Purohit Kalyan Prokolpo’ scheme on September 24, 2020. CMO West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee announced this scheme last week. This scheme is for the sanatan Brahmin Priests in the state. Under this scheme, Rs. 1000 will be provided as monthly allowance to the brahmin priests. Apart from this free housing will also be allotted to about 8000 priests.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme:Rajya Purohit Kalyan Prokolpo
Scheme Under:West Bengal Government
Approved On:September 24, 2020
Main Beneficiaries:Sanatan Brahmin Priests in the state
Benefit:Rs. 1000 as monthly allowance and free housing facilities
Major Objective:To support and provide assistance to the priests facing financial crisis

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of this scheme is to support the priests facing financial crisis in the state
  • Due to lock down in this pandemic, priests are facing financial crisis and this scheme is a sign of relief for them
  • Financial assistance will be provided to the priests along with free housing facilities
  • About 8000 of the brahmin priests will be benefited with this scheme
  • The scheme will lessen the financial pressure and suffering faced by the priests and their families

Key Points:

  • The state cabinet gave an approval to the Rajya Purohit Kalyan Prokolpo scheme in the state
  • This scheme was approved in the cabinet meeting held on September 24, 2020
  • It was announced by the CMO Mamata Banerjee, in the last week
  • Sanatan Brahmin Priests facing financial crisis will be supported by the state government under this scheme
  • A monthly allowance of Rs. 1000 is sanctioned for them in the state
  • Along with this free housing facilities are sanctioned
  • This will benefit about 8000 priests will be made available under the scheme
  • In this current pandemic situation, this scheme is a sign of relief to the priests and their families facing financial crisis
  • In the cabinet meeting, proposal for converting Birsingha into an educational tourist hub was also approved
  • Launch of solar project of Rs. 22 cr budget was also discussed along with several other development plans to be launched in the state.


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