Polls in Goa: TMC announces rupee 5,000 per month cash transfer program for women
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday announced the launch of a direct money transfer program for women in Goa if elected to office in the state after assembly elections scheduled for February of the ‘next year.
Under the program titled Griha Laxmi, Rs 5,000 would be transferred to a woman in each household per month as guaranteed income support to fight inflation once the party is in power, TMC chief Mahua said. Moitra.
The party will soon start distributing cards for the program, she said, adding that those cards with unique identification numbers would become operational once the TMC forms a government in Goa.
The party led by Mamata Banerjee has announced that it will contest the state’s 40 seats.
“Women in 3.5 lakh households in the state would be covered by the Griha Laxmi program as it will also remove the maximum income cap, which is mandated in the current Griha Aadhar program of the state BJP government,” Moitra , who is TMC’s Goa manager, said.
She said the current BJP government scheme in Goa only provides women 1,500 rupees per month and only covers 1.5 lakh of households due to the income cap.
“The actual implementation of the Griha Aadhar program requires Rs 270 crore per year, but the Goa government has only allocated Rs 140 crore per year, so many people cannot benefit from it,” he said. said the parliamentarian of the TMC.
Planned spending for the TMC program would represent six to eight percent of Goa’s total budget, she said.
“The latest studies have revealed that COVID-19 has shrunk the country’s economy, which needs to be revived,” Moitra added.
Earlier, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which will also contest Goa’s polls, announced that it would increase the pay for women in the coastal state under the state-sponsored program and also pledged financial assistance. to women not covered by it. , if he is elected to power.
During his recent visit to the state, AAP national official Arvind Kejriwal said that if his party came to power in Goa, the current remuneration of 1,500 rupees paid to women under the Griha Aadhar program would be raised to 2,500 rupees, while other women aged 18 and over, who are not covered by the scheme, would be paid Rs 1,000 per month.
Congress Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was on a one-day visit to Goa, on Friday pledged a 30% job quota for women in Goa if her party came to power in the state. She had claimed that the ruling BJP’s ideology was “anti-women”, and asked people to check the backgrounds of new parties coming from “outside” the state.
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