Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today re-launched Sambal Yojana to strengthen the lives of the poor. He transferred an amount of Rs 41.33 crores to the accounts of the beneficiaries of Sambal Yojana at one click. In a discussion with the beneficiaries, the Chief Minister, said that the previous government had discontinued the scheme, so we are launching the Sambal Yojana again. The cards of the scheme that were canceled will now be used again.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that when I was the Chief Minister, I launched the Sambal Yojana. Sambal is not just a scheme, it is the support to the poor, the future of children, the faith of the elderly and the empowerment of women. Due to resources in possession of some people, they became rich but a large population remained poor. Through Sambal Yojana, we are ensuring justice to the poor people by collecting tax from the affluent people, this is social justice.
On May 5, 2020 today, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan gave ex-gratia assistance of Rs 33.16 crore to 1698 beneficiaries of normal death, Rs 8.16 crore to 204 beneficiaries of accidental death and Rs 1 lakh to one beneficiary of partial permanent disability. Shri Chouhan transferred the amount of Rs 41 crore 33 lakh in the account of total 1903 beneficiaries directly to their accounts through a single click.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan held a discussion through video conferencing with the recipients of ex-gratia assistance of Rs 2 lakhs each on the death of a member in the family of the beneficiaries under Sambal Yojana. In a discussion with Shri Deepak Namdev of Hoshangabad, Smt. Leela Bai Panchal of Ratlam, Shri Nirmal Kumar Jain of Raisen, Smt. Parvati Sahu of Chhatarpur, Smt. Meena Bai of Vidisha, Shri Anand Shanti Lal Kaushal of Dhar, Smt. Simma Bai of Tikamgarh, Smt. Maya Bai of Khargone, Shri Maithli Sen of Tikamgarh and Shri Gangaram of Barwani, he informed them that an amount of Rs. 2 each lakh has been deposited in their accounts.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Sambal Yojana was started in April 2018. An amount of Rs 703 crore was spent in the year 2018-19 for its implementation. We have revived the scheme on April 20, 2020 and deposited Rs 41 crore in the account of the beneficiaries in just 15 days.
“Sambal Yojana” Zindagi ke Pehle, Zindagi ke Baad
The Chief Minister said that the objective of this innovative scheme, which carries on from birth to death, is to provide social security to the poor and the beneficiaries of Scheduled Castes and Tribes. Under the scheme, Rs 4 thousand will be given to pregnant women before delivery and Rs 12 thousand post-delivery to the beneficiary. Nutritious food will be given and education of children will be free, free books, uniforms, mid-day meals are available till Class 8th.
He said that under this scheme, there is a provision to provide assistance of Rs. 2 lakh to the beneficiaries mainly on general and untimely death, Rs. 4 lakh on accidental death, Rs. 2 lakh on permanent disability and Rs. 1 lakh in partial permanent disability. After the death of the beneficiary, there is provision had to provide assistance for last rites of Rs 5 thousand and assistance for upgrading small business to the family. The provisions are being reconsidered to give the scheme a more comprehensive look.
Super Five Thousand for Class XIIth students
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that under Sambal Yojana, 5 thousand children of beneficiary members who score highest marks in Class XIIth, will be provided Rs. 30,000 each as incentive. The government will also make arrangements for their fees on their admission to institutions like I.I.T., I.I.M., Engineering and Medical College after Class XIIth for higher studies.
Incentive to top students in sports
Sports persons will be encouraged by the state government. In the scheme, members of registered families who participate in the All India University National Sports Competition will be given incentive amount of Rs 50 thousand.
On this occasion, Home, Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Water Resources Minister Shri Tulsi Silavat, Cooperatives, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Minister Shri Govind Singh Rajput, Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Kamal Patel, Tribal Welfare Minister Sushri Meena Singh and Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains were present.