Assam Orunodoi Scheme 2021: Apply Online, Eligibility, Benefits & Form

The pandemic rendered millions all around the world jobless. This made getting around essential needs all the more difficult for people in the absence of a steady flow of income. Paying heed to the plight of millions in Assam who had to leave their jobs in metro cities and return back, and those who had local businesses shutting, the Assam government launched a financial relief program to help them with their basic needs.

The Assam government launched the Assam Orunodoi scheme which will offer applicants ₹830 per month which will help beneficiaries to buy fundamental items like medicines, pulses, sugar, etc.

Objective of the Assam Orunodoi scheme

The main objective of the Assam Orunodoi scheme will be to offer financial aid to a lot of destitute houses that have faced the harsher brunt of back-to-back lockdowns. The Orunodoi scheme promises to offer several services for the betterment and welfare of the residents. As Assam is a small state, people function with fewer opportunities and financial crises remain rampant there, even before lockdowns. Lockdowns just intensified those financial problems for them.

The Orunodoi scheme will therefore eliminate those financial crises for the poor families struggling to make ends meet.

Benefits of the Orunodoi scheme

The scheme offers several benefits, some of which are mentioned herewith:

  1. A sum of ₹2800 crore is earmarked for the implementation of this scheme. It is reserved for the scheme under which every year 10 thousand rupees will be given to 27 lakh helpless families through DBT.
  2. The support is offered by the government of ₹830 per month which will be an additional ₹10,000 per annum to poor households in Assam.
  3. The Assam government will also offer free sterile napkins to young ladies in the sixth to twelfth grade.
  4. The Assam government has also begun the Sarba Brihat DBT scheme from the 17th of August and the beneficiary choice will begin region-wise soon.

Subsidy amount break-up

The subsidy amount of ₹830 stands split as follows:

Procuring medicines₹400
50% subsidy for 4kg of pulses₹200
50% subsidy for 4kg of sugar₹80
Fruits and vegetables₹150
Total amount₹830

Eligibility criteria for the Orunodoi Scheme

The following people will be offered priority in the Assam Orunodoi Scheme, as per the official statement of the authorities:

  1. Families with widows
  2. Unmarried women
  3. Families with a divyang member
  4. Families with a divorcee woman
  5. Poor families not having a ration card for free rice will get the preference
  6. Poor families with the national food security scheme (NFSS) card
  7. Families who own 2 or 3-wheelers, tractors under self-help groups will also get to avail of the benefits of the scheme.

Summing it up

The Orunodoi Scheme will allow the people of Assam to deal with the aftereffects of the pandemic. When people are able to meet basic needs, they are better prepared to deal with whatever uncertainties come their way. For the eastern-most state of our country, extending this helping hand is a must. These are trying times, and the poor need all the help they can get their hands on.

Tougher times may lie ahead, but together, we can get through them all.

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Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.