Naveen Approves Inclusion Of 4 Lakh More Beneficiaries Under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister has approved the proposal to include 4 lakh more beneficiaries under Odisha government’s social security scheme Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY).

With this, the number of MBPY beneficiaries has gone up from 32.75 lakh to 36.75 lakh. The inclusion of new beneficiaries will cost Rs 190.20 crore to the government exchequer. The chief minister had approved inclusion of 341.3 lakh beneficiaries under the scheme in August last year.

People had submitted their suggestions to be covered by MBPY to 5T chairman VK Pandian’s visit to different areas in the state earlier.

Senior citizens, widows, differently abled persons, unmarried women, AIDS and leprosy patients, divorced women, transgenders, children orphaned by COVID pandemic are covered under the scheme.

The beneficiaries upto the age of 79 years are eligible to get monthly pension of Rs 500. Those above 80 years are paid Rs 700 per month.

Similarly, persons with 40% to 59% disability are entitled to monthly pension of Rs 500 and those with more than 60% disability get Rs 700. The persons above 80 years having more than 60% disability are paid Rs 900 monthly pension under MBPY.

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