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Lakshmir Bhandar
West Bengal  /  Published 22.07.22

Women crowd at Martyrs' Day rally

The Martyrs’ Day rally on Thursday was marked by an impressive presence of women, which Trinamul leaders claimed was unprecedented with no political event in recent memory drawing so many women....
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.06.22

Duare camps in remote areas

The Bengal government will launch special Duare Sarkar camps later this month after finding out that residents in remote areas could not attend the camps held between May 21 and 31 “After detai...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.05.22

20 lakh women come under Lakshmi Bhandar

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday included another 20 lakh women under the “Lakshmir Bhandar” scheme, taking the total number of beneficiaries of the state government's outrea...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta/Siliguri

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 19.02.22

Low turnout at Duare camps

The third edition of the Duare Sarkar camps that started on February 15 is witnessing much lower footfall compared with the earlier editions, a development that has led the top brass of the state admi...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

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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

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.22

MLA’s Duare Prahar coinage draws flak

A public remark by Udayan Guha, the Trinamul MLA of Dinhata in Cooch Behar who won by a record margin last year, on Sunday evening where he purportedly threatened voters of Dinhata has drawn flak. Gu...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.21

Drive to give Sabar women papers

Several teams of the Purulia district administration are organising awareness campaigns in rural areas where the tribal Sabar community resides in the run-up to the third phase of Duare Sarkar to star...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.21

Survey: Dole boosts rural consumption

A dipstick survey on the use of cash directly transferred to the bank accounts of women under the Bengal government’s flagship Lakshmir Bhandar scheme has revealed that around 43 per cent of the...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty

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


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