West Bengal Budget 2020-21: Jai Johar and Bandhu Prakalpa schemes introduced, state propose to waive Agricultural Income Tax to the tea gardens

Kolkata, 10th February: The West Bengal Government in its budget announced free electricity for those with a quarterly consumption of up to 75 units. The highlight of the budget was the new scheme called "Jai Johar" under which, people above 60 years of age belonging to Scheduled Tribe community, who are not covered under any other pension scheme, will be given a monthly pension of Rs 1000.


Likewise, the State Government introduced another scheme called "Bandhu Prakalpa" for people above 60 years of age belonging to the Scheduled Caste community, who are not covered under any other pension scheme, will be given a monthly pension of Rs 1000.

The State Government also proposed to waive the Agricultural Income Tax to the tea gardens for the next two financial years 2020-21 and 2021-22


Earlier, a cabinet meeting was held under the leadership of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, ahead of the presentation of the West Bengal Budget 2020-21 in the state assembly today.

(Internet inputs)

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