West Bengal govt’s Lakshmir Bhandar scheme wins SKOCH Award

West Bengal has been awarded the prestigious SKOCH award for its ‘Lakshmir Bhandar’ scheme under the women and child development category.

  • Lakshmir Bhandar:
    • This scheme was launched the scheme in August 2021.
    • Aim: To provide financial support to a woman head of a family.
    • Age group: 25-60 years
    • Rs 500 per month is being given to general category and around Rs 1,000 per month to SC and ST categories.
  • The SKOCH Award was instituted in 2003