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TMC launches pre-poll assurance providing Rs 5,000 for a woman every household

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Panaji: Trinamool Congress Party on Saturday launched its first poll promise in Goa in the form of ‘Grih Laxmi’ scheme providing monthly financial benefit to counter the inflation.

TMC Goa Desk in-charge Mahua Moitra launched a poll promise, titled Grih Laxmi scheme,  which is in the form of a direct transfer of Rs 5,000 per month for a woman from every household as guaranteed income support, once the party is voted to power in Goa.

She said that the women from 3.5 lakh households would be covered under this scheme as it will also do away with the maximum income ceiling, which is mandated in Goa government’s Grih Adhar scheme.

Moitra pointed out that the current scheme introduced by BJP-led government in Goa provides only Rs 1,500 per month for women, which covers only 1.5 lakh households due to the income ceiling.

She said that the actual implementation of Grih Adhar scheme requires Rs 270 crore annually but Government of Goa has earmarked only Rs 140 crore annually because of which  many people are not able to fetch the benefit of it.

Moitra said that the spending on TMC promised scheme would be six to eight per cent of the total budget of Goa.

She said that the latest studies have revealed that COVID-19 has shrunk economy of the country, which needs to kick-start.

The Mamata Banerjee-led party which is contesting upcoming Goa polls said that they would be circulating an envelope comprising of a card with unique identification number, Moitra said adding that the card would be operational when TMC comes to power.

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