Orunodoi Scheme for women’s empowerment to be started in Dima Hasao

Haflong, August 17, 2020 : A meeting to discuss the ambitious “Orunodoi” scheme, launched by the State government to financially empower women in the state of Assam was called by Dima Hasao, Deputy Commissioner Paul Barua at the conference hall of his office today.

MLA, BB Hagjer, Executive Member, NCHAC, Nandita Gorlosa, Senior district leader Donphainon Thaosen were present during the meeting to discuss about the implementation of the scheme in Dima Hasao fair and transparently benefitting the deserving women as per the criteria stated by the Assam government.

The government will provide Rs 830 per month each to poor families under the Orunodoi scheme, to financially empower women. This scheme is the biggest scheme in Assam wherein the amount earmarked is a sum of Rs 280 crore.

In Dima Hasao the selection of beneficiaries would be as per Council constituencies and after the submission of the list by the respective MACs (Members of the Autonomous Council) the beneficiaries would start receiving the amount in the bank account of a female family member every month, starting from October.

The criteria for selection under the scheme will as per the economic criteria and those who have certain movable and immovable assets including land, big houses, vehicles, electronic gadgets, and most government and semi-government employees, would be excluded. Under the “Orunodoi” scheme, Rs 830 per month aid would mean an additional annual income of Rs 10,000 to the poor households to meet their medical, nutritional and academic needs besides to meet the additional spending during various festivals. Priority would be given to households with widows, divorced, unmarried or separated women, and disabled persons.

To avail the benefits of the scheme, the beneficiary should be a permanent resident of Assam and their composite household income should be less than Rs 2 lakh per annum.