Odisha Government launches Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

The Odisha Government had launched Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana, a special assistance scheme for elderly weavers.
The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of the second National Handlooms Day (observed on 7th August).
Key Facts

  • The scheme aims at improving the financial condition of over 8,000 weavers in the state.
  • The beneficiary must have been worked in this field at least preceding 20 years.
  • Under it senior weavers above the age of 60 years would get a monthly pension of 500 rupees and those above 80 years would get 700 rupees.
  • The pension amounts would be directly sent to the beneficiaries bank accounts.

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