Applications for Griha Laxmi scheme to be accepted from Fri: Laxmi Hebbalkar
Bengaluru: Congress government in Karnataka has announced that the applications for the Griha Laxmi scheme under which a Rs 2,000 monthly allowance would be given to women heads of the family will be received from Friday (June 16).
Speaking to reporters, Minister for Women and Child Welfare Laxmi Hebbalkar made the announcement on Thursday in Bengaluru. “Beneficiaries can submit applications online as well as offline from tomorrow,” she stated.
“The BPL and Antyodaya card holders can submit applications. They can submit applications free of cost in the Seva Sindhu portal, Bengaluru One, Karnataka One and Grama One centres. The applicants will have to provide her and her husband’s Aadhaar Cards. For any doubts, they can call the 1902 helpline number,” Laxmi Hebbalkar stated.
There is no last date for submission of the application. The process of receiving applications will be on throughout the year, she stated.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will launch the Seva Sindhu portal at Shakthi Bhavan and beneficiaries can submit applications from 1:30 p.m. onwards, she said.
Minister Laxmi Hebbalkar explained that the scheme is expected to cost Rs 30,000 crore annually to the government. On August 18, Siddaramaiah will launch the scheme in Hubballi or Belagavi cities.
The applications of taxpayers are going to be rejected and it is not possible to conceal the fact as well, she said.
The Congress government has successfully launched a free bus travel scheme already. The free 200 unit electricity is already in place. Siddaramaiah has hit out at the central government alleging that it is not providing rice to implement the Anna Bhagya scheme under which 10 kilograms would be given to all members of the BPL family.