WB Sabooj Sathi Scheme 2020

Ever since our Independence, governments have incessantly attempted to make education accessible to students. As a country, our priority has not changed quite a lot however, our areas of focus have. While initially, it was about creating the infrastructure for the propagation of education all over the country, now it stands to be offering options that make education accessible to students nationwide.

In an attempt to make it easier to get to schools, the government of West Bengal initiated the Sabooj Sathi scheme.

What is the Sabooj Sathi scheme?

The Sabooj Sathi scheme is a state government scheme initiated by the government of West Bengal which aims at the distribution of bicycles to roughly about 40 lakh students from Grade 9 to Grade 12 studying in Government run and government-aided schools and Madarsas.

The objective of the scheme

The overarching objective of the scheme is to make education accessible to the students so that they do not have to waste too much time just travelling to school – time which could otherwise be used a lot more productively.

Another important objective of the scheme is to empower students, especially girls, who find it difficult to travel to school as they have to rely on family members to drop them at their respective educational institutes.

With the Sabooj scheme in place, female students can now attend school a lot regularly which effectively acts on the dropout ratio and ensures that they do not drop out of schools because of transportation reasons.

How to apply for the WB Sabooj Sathi Scheme 2020?

  1. Visit the official website of the Sabooj Sathi Scheme: https://wbsaboojsathi.gov.in/v2/
  2. On the homepage, there will be a section titled “Quick links”. The option will appear to be as shown herewith:
  • The applicant has to now click on the option called “Students corner”
  • The student would then have to fill in the details that appear on the Student login page
  • The applicant would then have to enter the necessary details
  • Click on the login button for login at the official web portal

Eligibility criteria to benefit from the WB Sabooj Sathi scheme

To avail the benefits of the scheme, the applicant has to meet the following criteria

  1. The applicant has to be a permanent resident of West Bengal
  2. The student who is applying for the scheme should be studying in Class 9-Class 12
  3. The scheme will offer benefits for both boys and girls irrespective of their caste, religion or locality within the state of West Bengal.

Documents needed to apply for the scheme

In order to apply for the West Bengal Sabooj Sathi scheme, the following documents need to be kept in place so that the process goes by seamlessly.

  1. Address proof – to prove that the applicant is a resident of West Bengal
  2. Aadhaar card – which serves as a Photo ID proof.

In conclusion

With this scheme in place, the students find it increasingly easier to reach out to their educational institutes. The WB government, with the help of this scheme, ensures that no student misses out on the larger benefits of attaining sound education.

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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.