Congress-ruled Karnataka government launched highly-anticipated Gruha Lakshmi scheme today on August 30.
The scheme was launched by the former Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and party’s national president.
Let’s understand the ‘Gruha Lakshmi Scheme’ in details:
What are the objectives of the scheme?
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi transferred the amount into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries of Gruha Lakshmi Yojana, through direct benefit transfer (DBT).
As per scheme, the state governments vows to provide Rs. 2000 monthly assistance to the women head of BPL families. The state government is eying 1.1 crore women under this scheme.
How much government has allocated for the scheme?
Karnataka government has allocated a substantial Rs. 32,000 crore annually to support this scheme.
Who is eligible to be beneficiaries?
The Karnataka government has informed that women listed as family heads on Antyodaya, Below Poverty Line (BPL), and Above Poverty Line ration cards are eligible for the Gruha Lakshmi Scheme.
Under the scheme only one woman in a family will be the beneficiaries of this scheme.
Who is not eligible for the beneficiaries?
Women government employees taxpayers and families whose husband pay income tax or file GST returns are not eligible for the scheme.
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How to apply for the scheme?
The eligible beneficiaries will require APL/BPL card, Antyodaya card and Bank linked Aadhaar card, bank details, Aadhar-linked phone number.
In someone does not have their bank account linked with Aadhar card, they can produce a passbook.
Registration for the Gruha Lakshmi Scheme can be done both online and offline.