Karnataka Launches Gruha Lakshmi Initiative: Rahul Gandhi Facilitates Fund Transfer to Beneficiaries’ Bank Accounts – Key Highlights

Rahul Gandhi Initiates Karnataka’s ‘Gruha Lakshmi’ Scheme: 10 Key Points

The Congress-ruled Karnataka government has unveiled the ‘Gruha Lakshmi’ scheme on August 30. The program, a part of the party’s election pledges, was inaugurated by Congress MP Rahul Gandhi during his visit to Bengaluru. Through direct benefit transfer (DBT), Gandhi facilitated the fund transfer to beneficiaries’ bank accounts as the scheme’s first step.

Top Points to Know About the ‘Gruha Lakshmi’ Scheme:

1. Rahul Gandhi conducted the first fund transfer to beneficiaries of the ‘Gruha Lakshmi Yojana’ through direct benefit transfer (DBT).

2. The state government’s scheme extends ₹2000 monthly assistance to the women who head Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. A substantial annual allocation of ₹32,000 crore has been designated for this initiative.

3. Eligibility for the Gruha Lakshmi Scheme extends to women listed as family heads on Antyodaya, BPL, and Above Poverty Line (APL) ration cards. Only one woman per family is eligible.

4. The scheme aims to provide monthly assistance of ₹2,000 to approximately 1.1 crore women heading their households.

5. Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal hails the scheme as the “world’s largest-ever welfare scheme for women.” He highlighted that 1.28 crore women will receive ₹2000 through this revolutionary initiative.

6. The scheme does not extend to women government employees, taxpayers, and families of individuals filing GST returns.

7. The objective of the program is to achieve gender balance by financially supporting housewives responsible for household duties.

8. Eligible participants require an Above Poverty Line card (APL)/Below Poverty Line (BPL)/Antyodaya card, Aadhaar-linked bank account, and Aadhaar-linked phone number. If not Aadhaar-linked, a passbook can be presented.

9. Registration for the scheme is available through both online and offline methods.

10. The ‘Gruha Lakshmi’ scheme is part of the five major assurances presented by the Congress during its Karnataka election campaign. The other guarantees include 200 units of free power for households, 10 kg of free rice for each BPL member, monthly financial aid for unemployed graduates and diploma holders, and free public transport for women.

Additionally, the ‘Yuva Nidhi’ guarantee, which pledges financial support to unemployed graduates and diploma holders, will launch in December, targeting those who have not secured employment within six months of passing the 2022-23 academic exams.

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