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4.13 lakh more people to be covered under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana in Odisha



In what could bring immense cheer for the social security pension aspirants, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday sanctioned Madhu Babu Pension (MBP) benefits for additional 4.13 lakh applicants. With this, the target of Madhu Babu Pension Yojana has been enhanced to 32.75 lakh.  Earlier 28.61 lakh beneficiaries were getting benefits under the scheme.

Considering the grievances received from across the state, and the feedback received from Mo Sarkar, the Chief Minister has taken this decision to include more people under the scheme.

Inclusion of these 4.13 lakh new beneficiaries will help strengthen the social security system of the state.

It is pertinent to mention that as per the direction of the Chief Minister, Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian and other senior officers of CMO are visiting various districts to review development projects and listen to people’s grievances at the grassroots level. This outreach from the CMO (Chief Minister’s Office) is helping in sorting out issues quickly.

All the new beneficiaries under MBP will get their first pension amount on Janaseva Diwas on 15th August, 2023 at the Gram Panchayat headquarters or Ward Offices in the presence of elected representatives.

Collectors of the respective districts have been advised to ensure smooth disbursement of pension to the beneficiaries in camp mode.

The Government of Odisha provides social security pension to 28,61,195 beneficiaries under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) @ Rs. 500, Rs. 700 and Rs. 900 per month.

Beneficiaries such as older persons, widows, persons with disabilities, unmarried women, cured leprosy patients, AIDS patients identified by OSACS, divorcee/destitute, transgender persons, widows, orphan children of COVID affected families and other vulnerable people are covered under this scheme.

In MBPY, between the age group 0-79 years, beneficiaries of different categories get pension of Rs. 50 per month whereas beneficiaries of the age 80 years and above receive Rs. 700 per month.

Likewise, under this scheme beneficiaries with 40-59 per cent disability receive Rs. 500 per month and beneficiaries with 60 per cent and above disability receive Rs. 700 per month; whereas beneficiaries with 60 per cent and above disability and aged 80 years and above receive Rs. 900 per month.

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