Lakshmir Bhandar
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

West Bengal  /  Published 31.08.21

Funds blow to road projects

The public works department may be forced to drop several road projects as the state development fund (SDF) is likely to be cut drastically in the backdrop of the government’s plan to reduce exp...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.21

Order on cash scheme form help

Bengal chief secretary H.K. Dwivedi has asked district magistrates to ensure that elected panchayat members, clubs and villagers are kept out of assisting women in filling up application forms of Laks...
By Pranesh Sarkar, Abhijeet Chatterjee in Calcutta, Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.21

Bengal: Cash aid applicants to rise

The Mamata Banerjee government will have to spend much more than what it had planned earlier under the Lakshmir Bhandar scheme as the huge rush in the first four days of Duare Sarkar camps hints that ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


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