In 2011, Mamata Banerjee was elected Chief Minister of West Bengal for the first time. With the ending of long leftist rule in West Bengal Mamata Banerjee started her tenure with various development programs.
The West Bengal state government has already launched multi-faceted development Schemes under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, including Lokprasar Schemes, Swasthya Sathi Schemes, Khadya Sathi Schemes, etc. Samabyathi Scheme is one of them.
Through this Scheme, the state government stands by the people who have lost their relatives in West Bengal. The state government has shared the grief of the distressed and helpless people through financial assistance after the death of a loved one.
The state government has undertaken various Schemes to make it a beautiful way to know all the funerals after the death of a person. Firstly, the state government of West Bengal is giving a one-time grant of Rs 2,000 for the funeral of a loved one.
The Scheme of providing a one-time grant for the funeral of the deceased is known as Samabyathi. And the other is the infrastructure development of crematoriums and cemeteries. In today’s program, we will learn about these two Schemes.
|Name of the scheme||Samabyathi Scheme, West Bengal|
|Department||Finance Department of West Bengal|
|Launched By||CM Mamata Banerjee|
|Purpose||To provide one-time financial assistance to the loved ones of the deceased under the Samabyathi scheme in West Bengal.|
|Official website||Click Here|
But first, there will be some talk about the Baitarani Scheme. And then there will be a detailed discussion of the Samabyathi Scheme which includes the objectives, benefits, and the process of application.
Official Website of Samabyathi Scheme:
Official Website of Samabyathi Scheme: https://www.wburbanservices.gov.in/page/cms/somobyathi
What is Baitarani Scheme 2023?
The infrastructural development scheme of crematoriums and cemeteries located in every district of the state of West Bengal is called Baitarani Scheme (West Bengal Baitarani Scheme). Under this Scheme, the state government is working for various infrastructural development of crematoriums or cemeteries.
In fact, when a person dies, his loved ones face various misfortunes after going to the crematorium or graveyard to bury him. In many places, they do not get a place to sit for a while. There are three main aspects of this Scheme for which the state government is working.
First of all, under the Vaitarani Scheme, the construction work of the cheetah has been started by raising it a little higher. Secondly, under this Scheme, the state government has undertaken a Scheme to renovate the boundaries of crematoriums and cemeteries.
And thirdly, under this Scheme, the state government is constructing shelters in all these places so that the people who come to bury their loved ones can rest for some time.
What is a Samabyathi Scheme 2023?
Let’s not know about one of the Schemes Samabyathi run by the West Bengal state government. In fact, it is a Scheme under which the state government is giving cash assistance to the relatives or loved ones of the deceased.
In fact, after the death of a person in West Bengal, financial assistance is given for his funeral, under this scheme. This Scheme has been launched in 2016. In fact, the Scheme is named Samabyathi ( sympathy) because the state government is by the side of a person when he loses a loved one in a very difficult time.
Purpose of the Samabyathi Scheme?
The state government is providing one-time financial assistance to the loved ones of the deceased under the Samabyathi scheme. With this money, disabled families will be able to bury their loved ones.
In fact, after death, a person has the right to be buried according to the proper rules, i.e. religious rules. And after the death of a person, his funeral is a part of socialization. But unfortunately, when a friend or a helpless family member dies, the shadow of the economic concern is coming with the sorrow.
The state government has taken this initiative so that no helpless family in West Bengal can bury their close relatives due to financial constraints. On the other hand, the purpose of this Scheme is to pay homage to the deceased and to aim at his proper funeral.
Benefits of the Samabyathi Scheme 2023:
Now let’s not know what are the benefits of the Samabyathi Scheme.
1. The state government has stood by the distressed and helpless families of the state through the Samabyathi Scheme.
2. Through the Samabyathi Scheme, the state government is providing one-time financial assistance to distressed and helpless families for the government of their loved ones. The amount of financial assistance is Rs. 2,000.
3. Relatives or loved ones of the deceased will receive financial assistance provided for the purpose of the deceased’s government. However, if the loved ones are not close relatives, the never-off person can apply for the Scheme for him.
Would anyone be eligible for the Scheme?
The Samabyathi Scheme is a one-time grant provided by the State Government for the purpose of burying a person even after death.
However, in order to avail of the benefits of this Scheme, the deceased has to be a local resident of West Bengal during his lifetime. In addition, in order to apply for this Scheme, the relatives of the deceased who will do good deeds for him must be financially distressed and helpless.
Another point to note here is that financial assistance will be available only when the deceased is buried in West Bengal.
Documents required to apply for the Scheme
No such documents are required to apply for the Samabyathi scheme. However, in order to receive financial assistance, the deceased has to prove that he was a permanent resident of West Bengal.
In other words, in order to apply for this Scheme, the identity card of the deceased has to be submitted to the specified office. This work can be done by the relatives or loved ones of the deceased.
How to apply for Samabyathi Scheme 2023?
Under the Samabyathi Scheme, the state government will provide financial assistance for the funeral of a person who dies in West Bengal.
If the deceased is a local resident of West Bengal, financial assistance can be obtained by contacting the local government office. In this case, if you live in a panchayat area, you can apply to the panchayat. However, if you live in a municipal area, you must apply to the municipality.
Needless to say, the Samabyath Scheme is undoubtedly a good initiative, which is truly helpful for distressed and helpless families. A large number of families have already received financial assistance under this Scheme. May the afterlife of every dead person be peaceful.