Assam Health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday took part in the first meeting of the district level monitoring committee for Sonitpur district formed for implementation of the Orunudoi scheme in the district in the presence of all the committee members.
The modalities of the scheme were thoroughly discussed in the meeting. The scheme aims to provide a monthly sum of Rs 830 to around 19 lakh economically backward families/ households in the State with 15,000 beneficiaries per LAC.
Preference will be given to families having widows/ PwDs/unmarried women/ separated women/ divorcee members and then to families primarily run by women, poor families without NFSA cards and then to poor families with NFSA cards.
The list of beneficiaries will be periodically reviewed by the DLMC and names will be excluded if the financial status of the family is seen to improve.
However, households without any female members, former and current MPs, MLAs, members of Panchayati Raj, and government employees, as well as employees of cooperative societies, shall be excluded from the scheme.
The minister directed the MLAs to finalize the targets as soon as possible for taking further action.
Under this direct benefit transfer scheme, Rs 830 will be given to eligible families per month, preferably those run by women earners to buy essential food items, medicines, etc. so that they do not have to worry about food and nutritional security.
MP Pallab Lochan Das, principal secretary, H&FW, Ffnance, Samir Sinha, MLAs Brindabon Goswami and Ganesh Limboo, other nominated members of the DLMC, executive officers of various Municpal Bodies, DDC F ALam, ADC Parag Kakaty and others were present in the meeting.