Friday, September 17, 2021

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai announces social welfare benefits for farmers’ children, senior citizens, widows & physically challenged

After assuming charge, the new Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai has announced social welfare benefits for the farmers’ children, senior citizens, widows and physically challenged. After holding a Cabinet meeting with the officials, the Chief Minister informed media persons that a sum of 1000 crore rupees will be earmarked for a scholarship scheme to benefit farmers’ children to pursue higher education.

The details will be worked out later. Mr. Bommai also enhanced monthly allowance of senior citizens from 1000 rupees per month to 1200 rupees under Sandhya Suraksha Yojana. A sum of 863.52 crore additional allocation is needed for this that will benefit over 35 lakh beneficiaries. He also enhanced allowance paid to the widows from 600 rupees to 800 rupees.

An additional sum of 414 crore rupees is needed for this that will benefit 17.25 lakh beneficiaries. The allowance paid to the physically challenged was also enhanced from 600 rupees to 800 rupees to benefit 3,66,000 persons. On Cabinet expansion, he said that senior party leaders will be consulted to induct party legislators into the cabinet.

He also informed that he has sought an appointment from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister, Defence minister and party National President. Mr. Bommai will visit flood hit areas in North Kanara district tomorrow.

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