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West Bengal approved Three Welfare Initiatives

Published on May 27, 2021
Current Context: The government of West Bengal approved to implementation of three welfare initiatives in the state.
West Bengal approved Three Welfare Initiatives
  • The initiatives are: (1) Lakshmi Bhandar Project (2) Student Credit Card Initiative (3) Duare Ration
  • The initiatives will be implemented by a committee headed by Chief Secretary, Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
    • Lakshmi Bhandar Project: It is the income scheme for female heads and will prove beneficial to 1.6 crore families of the state. The female heads belonging to the General category with being granted Rs 500 as the monthly allowance and the female heads of SC and ST families will be granted Rs 1000 as the monthly allowance. Every year, Rs 12,900 crore will be sanctioned to implement this scheme
    • Student Credit Card Initiative: This will help students to avail the of loans with low interests of 4%. A loan of upto Rs 10 lakh can be availed by the students to pursue higher education.
    • Duare Ration: The initiative will provide free doorstep delivery of monthly ration to around 1.5 crore beneficiaries.
  • Static Part:
    • Folk dance of WB: Gambhira Dance, Kathi dance, The Baul dance, Domni, Dhunachi
    • Lakes in WB: Debar Lake, East Calcutta Wetlands, Jore Pokhri, Mirik Lake, RabindraSarobar


Q.1 Which state launched Lakshmi Bhandar Project?
a. Odisha
b. Assam
c. Nagaland
d. West Bengal
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