Lakshmir Bhandar Scheme
West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.22

Lakshmir Bhandar support increased

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday launched the expanded version of the state's basic income support programme for female heads of families called `Lakshmir Bhandar' (Lakshmi'...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.02.22

Mamata's welfare plans

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday made it clear that her government would work to include more beneficiaries in welfare schemes but underscored the need to explore new areas to generate revenue to run such ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 28.11.21

Lines And Control

The balloon seller and lozenge vendor created the impression of a Sunday picnic, but it was actually a queue. One long line for applications for Lakshmir Bhandar, the cash transfer scheme recently lau...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.21

Bhandar checklist norms relaxed

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to relax the verification process before offering cash aid under the Lakshmir Bhandar scheme, as scrutiny of applications received so far revealed as many as...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.21

Protesters ransack bank over aid delay

Over 500 women beneficiaries of Lakshmir Bhandar scheme allegedly ransacked a branch of a nationalised bank at Bongaon in North 24-Parganas on Monday morning and raised a blockade in Bongaon town accu...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani


West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.21

Puja showcase for Lakshmi’s treasure

Several Durga Puja committees across Bengal have chosen the theme of Lakshmir Bhandar (Lakshmi’s treasure) — the flagship scheme of the state government that envisages to empower women thr...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.21

Govt to scrap active ration cards of dead

The Mamata Banerjee government is likely to cancel lakhs of ration cards in Bengal because of authorities’ assumption that the cards belonged to people who died in the past few years but free fo...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.21

Care for babies at Duare camp

Sagar block administration in South 24-Parganas has gone out of its way to take care of kids who are accompanying their mothers to a Duare Sarkar camp that has been witnessing long queues and prolonge...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.21

Close watch on welfare schemes

The Bengal government has decided to monitor all welfare schemes run by it more closely on a regular basis to ensure that these do not face glitches, a move necessitated by the unprecedented funds cru...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.21

Mamata: Banks to operate full time

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said banks in the state would start functioning full time from Thursday. Banking hours were revised several times in the wake of rising Covid-19 cas...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


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