Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana is a housing scheme meant for widows in Jharkhand. It provides them houses and at the same time also provides them with financial assistance. This scheme was launched by Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das on the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. The state government has saved about 80 crores of money as the budget for this plan.
The main features of this scheme.
As stated above, the state government has saved a huge amount of money for the distribution of houses to widows. It adds up to 80 crores on an average. The target is to carry this task across 11,000 houses throughout the state. Around 75,000/- has been allotted to widows to get their houses built on hilly areas. Similarly, for plain areas, the amount adds up to 70,000/- for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Awas Yojana.
The eligibility criterion for the enrolment in this plan is very simple. Mainly two things need to be ensured. The woman should be a widow. The woman should be a citizen of Jharkhand.
Documents required for the enrolment.
Behind the enrolment in this programme, a lot of documents is required. The death certificate of the husband is a must. This is because it gives concrete proof of the fact that the woman is a widow. The applicant’s bank account details should be mentioned. Other usual documents are required like the aadhar card of the applicant and her passport size photos. The address proof of the applicant is also required. It may be her voter id card or ration card or any other proper address proof.
How to apply for Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana?
The application process is very simple. The applicant can visit the Gram Panchayat or the Zilla Parishad in the taluka or district of Jharkhand. She can also visit the collector’s office, as it will serve her the same purpose.
The aim of the scheme.
The main aim of the scheme is to make the widows of Jharkhand self-dependent. After the demise of their husbands, widowed women often become a victim of social stigma. This shouldn’t be the case ideally. Hence, the Jharkhand government came up with this move. It is very appreciable which gets hosted every year, the aim being to fulfill the targets. Like every year, next year also the Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana 2019 will be undertaken. As a result of this scheme, the widows of Jharkhand become self-sufficient and avoid social stigma.
The benefits of this plan.
This plan is one of the biggest efforts by the Jharkhand government till date. The social stature of women gets uplifted as a result of it. Not only widows, but women in general also are getting more respect than before, due to this Yojana throughout the state of Jharkhand. This increases the chances of women employment throughout the country, primarily the state itself. Widowed women are in a way getting monetary compensation. This is because after their husbands die, they lose their financial support. They are primarily getting shelter from the government, which is the main aim of this scheme.
Jharkhand Government deserves a huge round of applause from all other states of the country for organizing this plan. This way woman empowerment won’t be in utopia in the country. At the same time, widowed women would be taken care of well.