Karnataka Government announces 5 Guarantee Schemes

 Karnataka Government announces 5 Guarantee Schemes
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Bengaluru, June 2, 2023: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the state cabinet has decided to launch all 5 guarantee schemes during the present financial year.

“I and KPCC president had signed the guarantee cards and distributed them to every house. AFter we came to power, in principle approval was given to implement these schemes on the very first cabinet meeting. In today’s meeting details of each scheme were discussed and decisions were taken,” Siddaramaiah told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

He said that the government has taken utmost care to avoid misuse of the facilities being extended and the misuse of funds while implementing these 5 guarantee schemes for the benefit of the poor and the middle class.

Griha Jyoti

As announced in the election manifesto, the cabinet today decided to provide free electricity upto 200 units. Under this scheme, Government will take into account the one year average power consumption and will give free electricity upto 10 per cent more than the average usage. This scheme will be applicable for the power usage from July 1, 2023. Consumers have to pay the arrears till that day.

Griha Lakshmi:
Rs. 2000/- per month will be given to head woman of both BPL and APL families. Women have to apply online for this scheme and provide Bank account, aadhar number and have to declare who is the woman head of the family. Beneficiaries have to apply between, June 15 to July 15, 2023. Software will be developed and Applications will be processed from July 15 and the scheme will be launched on August 15,2023.

Anna Bhagya:
The quantity of foodgrain will be increased to 10 Kg. This scheme will be launched from July 1 as the foodgrains for the month of June has already been dispatched and additional food grains have to be procured. Antyodaya card holders and BPL card holders will be benefitted.

All women from all classes including students, can travel free of cost within the State, in all buses except AC and luxury buses. This scheme will be launched from June 11. This will allow women travel in 94% of the buses. 50 per cent of the seats will be reserved for men in all buses.

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