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13 August 2020 Current Affairs:Assam State Government launched “Orunodoi scheme”, a mega scheme for women’s financial empowerment. Under the mega scheme, a district-wise selection of beneficiaries will begin from August 17. The beneficiaries will receive the amount in the bank account of a female family member on the first day of every month. The scheme will begin from the month of October 2020.

Orunodoi scheme:
♦ The scheme will provide Rs.830 per month each to 17 lakh poor families under the ambitious “Orunodoi” scheme.
♦ The Assam state government has allocated a sum of Rs.280 crore for the new scheme.
♦ It is expected that this will be the biggest scheme in Assam which will initially benefit at least 17 lakh families and the number would subsequently increase to 25 lakh.
♦ The Orunodoi scheme focuses on empowering women while contributing to economic development.
♦ The scheme aims to help the poor households to meet their medical, nutritional, and academic needs besides to meet the additional spending during various festivals.
♦ Under the Orunodoi scheme, priority will be given to households with widows, divorced, unmarried or separated women, and disabled persons.
♦ Inorder to avail the benefits of the scheme, the beneficiary should be a permanent resident of Assam, and their composite household income should be less than Rs.2 lakh per annum.
♦ People who have certain movable and immovable assets including land, big houses, vehicles, electronic gadgets, and most government and semi-government employees, would be excluded benefitting from the scheme.

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