Minimum assistance under MBPY increased to Rs 1000

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | February 10, 2024 IST

Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar, Feb 10: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 500 hike in financial assistance under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY).

The minimum assistance under the scheme has been increased to Rs 1000 per month. It will be implemented from February this year.

With the decision, the beneficiaries who were getting Rs 500 would get Rs 1000, those who were getting Rs 700 would avail Rs 1200 and the persons getting Rs 900 would avail Rs 1400. The state government would bear Rs 3683 crore annually for implementation of the scheme.

Recently, the Chief Minister approved a proposal to include 4 lakh more beneficiaries under the state government’s social security scheme.

The number of beneficiaries under MBPS now increased to 36.75 lakh from 32.75 lakh people.

Senior citizens, widows, differently-abled persons, unmarried women, AIDS and leprosy patients, divorced women, trans-genders, and children orphaned by the COVID pandemic are covered under the scheme.

The beneficiaries from the age group of 5 years to 79 years are eligible to get a monthly pension of Rs 500. Those above 80 years are paid Rs 700 a month.

Persons with 40 to 59 per cent disability are entitled to a monthly pension of Rs 500 while those with more than 60 per cent get Rs 700. People above 80 years of age having more than 60 per cent disability are paid Rs 900 monthly pension under MBPY.

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