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Assam Govt assures Rs 830 per month to 17 lakh familes under ‘Orunodoi’ scheme

The amount will be sent by DBT to the bank account of nominated woman of the family

Guwahati: The government of Assam has decided to provide Rs 830 per month each to 17 lakh families under the ambitious ‘Orunodoi’ Scheme. The selection of beneficiaries will start from August 17, 2020, this was informed State Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday.

Addressing the media at Janata Bhawan Guwahati, he also informed that these beneficiaries will receive the amount on the first day of every month, starting from October 2020.

Under this initiative, the State Government has set a commitment to alleviate the financial problems of impoverished families in Assam through ‘Substantial Income Support’. Women being the primary caretaker of the family are kept as beneficiaries of the scheme.

“The support of Rs 830 per month will mean an additional per annum income of Rs 10,000 to the poor households, to meet their medical & nutritional needs,” said Himanta.

The amount will be sent by DBT to the bank account of the nominated woman of the family. To avail the benefits of the scheme, the applicant should be a permanent resident of Assam & also should be presently residing in the state. Also, the composite household income of the applicant should be less than Rs 2 Lakh per annum, stated Himanta.

Notably, Under the scheme, priority shall be given to household with

▶ widow/divorced/unmarried female/separated female

▶ specially-abled nominated female

▶ specially-abled household member

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