“Duare Sarkar” to be resumed to reach govt projects to the people

Women's monthly allowance of Rs 500-1,000 to be started from September 1.

The Bengal government is resuming its Duare Sarkar (government at the doorstep) programme in order to reach its various projects to the beneficiaries. It’s a camp organised across the state in designated areas where people can queue up to register themselves for various ongoing government projects or lodge complaints where they are not getting benefitted.

Prior to the Assembly elections in Bengal, the Duare Sarkar programme – launched in the later part of 2020 – had benefitted lakhs of people. It is being resumed again from August 16 to September 15. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced this at a press meet on Thursday.

The government will also start its “Lokkhi’r bhandar” programme which aims to offer a monthly allowance of Rs 500 to all women between 25 to 60 years who are not employed in permanent jobs. Women from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes will get a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000. This will be started from September 1.

Beneficiaries for all ongoing state government projects like Swasthya Sathi, Khadya Sathi etc. can apply in the Duare Sarkar camps.