GUWAHATI: The Assam government has launched its flagship scheme ‘Orunodoi’ on Tuesday at a function at Amingaon. Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the ambitious scheme which will provide Rs. 830 per month to over 18 lakh families.
“With the holistic vision of alleviating poverty, launched the massive cash transfer scheme #Orunodoi and distributed sanction letters to beneficiaries at Amingaon. Ministers Shri @himantabiswa, Shri Sanjoy Kishan, MP Smt. @oja_queen, MLAs and other dignitaries were present,” tweeted CM Sonowal.
With the holistic vision of alleviating poverty, launched the massive cash transfer scheme #Orunodoi and distributed sanction letters to beneficiaries at Amingaon.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) December 1, 2020
Sonowal stated that the aim of his government is to provide opportunities to the poor and downtrodden of the society to lead their life with dignity.
“This ambitious scheme will economically empower the women, leading to an Empowered Assam,” he added.
“#Orunodoi~ a scheme worth Rs 2800 cr, it shall help marginalised households of #Assam for purchasing essential commodities like nutritional items & medicines. It is the largest ever Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma in a series of tweet.
1/5 #Orunodoi ~A matter of great personal pride to see Assam’s BIGGEST social welfare scheme being launched on Dec 1, 2020.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 1, 2020
The initiative which has been taken in accordance with PM Narendra Modi’s vision of Sabka Vikas, the program would support Assam’s poor families by subsidies in—medicines worth Rs. 400, 4KG pulses worth Rs. 200, sugar worth Rs. 80 and essential vegetables and fruits worth Rs. 150.
“#Oronudoi is designed keeping in mind that women are primary caretakers of households & therefore the benefit are best transferred to their accounts. The women need to ensure that they have a bank account under Jan Dhan Yojana,” Dr. Sarma said further.
“#Orunodoi ~ It shall cover about 20 lakh households with approximately 90 lakhs of population in all 33 dist comprising 2277 Gram Panchayats & 100 urban areas. In order to assist DCs in program implementation, 504 Orunodoi Sahayaks have been engaged,” he added further.