Karnataka’s government, in a monumental move, has announced the Guarantee Scheme Karnataka. This includes five social welfare schemes set to launch in 2023. The registration for the Gruha Jyothi and Gruha Lakshmi schemes begins on June 18, 2023, and their implementation starts on August 1, 2023. Meanwhile, the Anna Bhagya scheme expansion is scheduled for August 15, 2023, and the Shakti and Yuvanidhi schemes will be launched on September 1, 2023. Now, let’s dig into the specifics.
Gruha Jyothi: Lighting Up Homes
The Gruha Jyothi scheme is a game-changer. Households consuming up to 200 units of electricity per month will receive it for free. This means not a single penny will be charged!
Gruha Lakshmi: Empowering Women
Additionally, under the Gruha Lakshmi scheme, women heading households will receive a monthly allowance of Rs. 2,000. This initiative aims to financially support women and foster their independence.
Anna Bhagya: Hunger No More
Furthermore, the Anna Bhagya scheme promises to feed families. Eligible families will get a whopping 7 kg of rice per month at a jaw-dropping subsidized price of Rs. 2 per kg.
Shakti: Travel Made Easy
But that’s not all. The Shakti scheme provides free bus travel to women students and women above the age of 60. This will undoubtedly ease daily commutes and promote education and mobility among women.
Yuvanidhi: Supporting the Youth
Last but definitely not least, the Yuvanidhi scheme focuses on the unemployed youth. Those aged between 18 and 35 will receive a monthly allowance of Rs. 500. This is designed to offer some relief during job hunting.
Eligibility and Application Process
Who’s eligible? You must be a resident of Karnataka and have a valid Aadhaar card. Moreover, income or asset criteria apply depending on the scheme. Now, how to apply? For Gruha Jyothi and Gruha Lakshmi, online applications can be submitted through the Karnataka government's website. Meanwhile, for Anna Bhagya, Shakti, and Yuvanidhi, offline applications can be submitted at government offices.
|Scheme||Registration Date||Launch Date||Benefit|
|Gruha Jyothi||June 18, 2023||August 1, 2023||Free electricity up to 200 units/month|
|Gruha Lakshmi||June 18, 2023||August 1, 2023||Monthly allowance of Rs. 2,000|
|Anna Bhagya||To be announced||August 15, 2023||7 kg of rice/month at Rs. 2/kg|
|Shakti||To be announced||September 1, 2023||Free bus travel for women students & women above 60|
|Yuvanidhi||To be announced||September 1, 2023||Monthly allowance of Rs. 500 for unemployed youth|
The Big Picture
The Guarantee Scheme Karnataka is poised to bring immense benefits to millions. By addressing electricity, financial support, food security, transportation, and unemployment, this scheme is a comprehensive approach to social welfare.
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