GUWAHATI: Assam Government on Monday launched its flaship scheme 'Orunodoi' on Tuesday at a ceremonial event held at Amingaon in the city. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health and Finance Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the scheme which seeks to provide Rs. 830 per month to over 18 lakh families.
Informing this, CM of the state Sarbananda Sonowal tweeted, "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."
Sonowal, during his address, 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,” Sonowal 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 tweet.
“#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 stated in another tweet.
“#Orunodoi ~ It shall cover about 20 lakh households with approximately 90 lakhs of the 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.
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