“Benefitting the poor is government’s first priority”- CM Chouhan

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that it is the priority of the state government to benefit the poor. The Sambal scheme has been formulated to support the poor working class in times of crisis. Today, 379 crore rupees have been transferred into the accounts of 16 thousand 844 beneficiaries of the state under the scheme. In the crisis of Corona period, this assistance amount will prove to be very useful for the poor families.

On Tuesday, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was virtually addressing the poor labour families of the unorganised sector under the Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan Sambal Yojana. Labour Minister Shri Brijendra Pratap Singh also participated in the programme virtually.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, while interacting with the beneficiaries, said that in the difficult times of crisis, 16 thousand 844 beneficiaries of Sambal Yojana are also being given three months of free ration along with financial assistance. He said that every effort is being made to prevent corona infection. In the battle against Corona, the cooperation of the people is also necessary. He called upon the beneficiaries to take precautions against the corona and to protect others along with themselves.

Sambal Yojana strength of the poor

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Sambal Yojana is the strength of the poor. Under the Mukhyamantri Jan-Kalyan Sambal Yojana in the state, financial assistance is provided to the members of poor labour families of the unorganised sector in the event of death, disability, partial disability. From the beginning of the scheme till now, an amount of 2 thousand 286 crore has been transferred into the accounts of 2 lakh 44 thousand 844 beneficiaries or their families in the last three years.

Under Sambal Yojana, an amount of Rs 4 lakh is given to their dependents on accidental death of workers. Similarly, in the event of normal death or permanent disability, an ex-gratia amount of Rs. 2 lakhs is given under the Chief Minister Jan-Kalyan Sambal Yojana. In the event of partial permanent disability of the labourer, there is also a provision of giving Rs. 1 lakh as financial assistance and Rs. 5 thousand as funeral assistance.

Maximum 3 thousand 398 beneficiaries from Jabalpur division

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan transferred Rs 3 thousand 782 lakh in the accounts of 1645 beneficiaries in Bhopal division, Rs 1422 lakh to 658 beneficiaries in Chambal division, 2404 lakh to 1058 beneficiaries in Gwalior division and 5716 lakh to 2 thousand 587 beneficiaries in Indore division by a single click. In Jabalpur division, maximum Rs. 7526 lakh were transferred to 3 thousand 398 beneficiaries, Rs. 2062 lakh to 893 beneficiaries in Hoshangabad, Rs. 3020 lakh to 1316 beneficiaries in Rewa, Rs. 5240 lakh to 2326 beneficiaries in Sagar, Rs. 1490 lakh to 672 beneficiaries in Shahdol and Rs. 5172 lakh were transferred in accounts of 2291 beneficiaries in Ujjain today.

The poor’s plate should never be empty

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that three months’ ration is being provided to poor families in lump sum. Those who have paid the ration for the month of April, they will be given free ration for the month of July. He said that the fight against Corona can be won only by staying at home. So do not leave the house unnecessarily. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that there is a need to stay alert and vigilant and do not be afraid of Corona. If someone has early symptoms of corona, do not hide them. Seek medical advice on time and start treatment. Free medical kits are also being distributed to potential patients in the Kill Corona campaign.

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