Guwahati: The state government on Monday said that it is earmarking Rs. 3,800 crore for Orunodoi 2.0 scheme in the budget.
In keeping with our pledge from the previous year, Orunodoi 2.0 has been introduced statewide to guarantee that the benefits of the programme extend to transgender and divyangjan individuals in addition to the state’s antyodaya women.
The Assam Finance Minister Ajanta Neog said, “Today, Orunodoi also includes households with individuals who have dwarfism or who suffer from conditions like cerebral palsy, thalassemia, hemophilia, leprosy, or autism spectrum disorder. Scheme coverage has expanded to more than 27 lakh beneficiaries today. They have been receiving Rs. 1250 each on the 10th day of every month directly in their bank accounts.”
It’s my privilege to announce today that our Government has decided to include 2.5 lakh additional beneficiaries under this Scheme this year, taking the total reach of Orunodoi to more than 30 lakh households in the state. Further, the government will attempt to provide Orunodoi Poriyal saturation under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) by integrating the ration cards with Orunodoi on a pilot basis in the districts of Charaideo and Biswanath,” Neog added.
The Budget speech states, “In order to ensure Ease of living for these needy, the state government will consider providing Orunodoi Beneficiaries insurance coverage under two Schemes — Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY).”