The Assam government on December 14 rolled out the second edition of Orunodoi, its flagship Rs 4,142 crore poverty alleviation scheme, by adding over 10.50 lakh new beneficiaries.
Poverty Alleviation Scheme
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the programme virtually from New Delhi. His ministers were present in different districts to start the scheme for the people.
“Altogether 10.54 lakh fresh beneficiaries have been newly added under the greater version of Orunodoi 2.0. With the new inclusion, the total number of beneficiaries in the state will be around 27 lakh,” an official release stated.
”The total financial outlay for Orunodoi is Rs 4,142 crore per annum, making it one of the largest direct beneficiary transfer (DBT) schemes in the country,” the release further added.