Rajasthan government on 15 August 2014 re-launched the ambitious Bhamashah scheme to empower woman in the State. The scheme was launched by Vasundhara Raje, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan on the eve of Independence Day from the Lake City Udaipur.
The Bhamashah scheme with a provisioning of 600 crore rupees from the Rajasthan government was formally launched by handing over the first Bhamashah card to Shanta Bai, a resident of Udaipur.
Besides, the first Bhamashah Enrolment Camp was started through video-conferencing in Kota.
Vasundhara Raje also announced to launch Sarkar Apke Dwar (government at your doorstep) programme aimed to solve the problems of the peoples.
The Highlights of the Scheme
The Bhamashah scheme was announced in February 2008 during his earlier stint as Chief Minister of the State. Under the scheme then 45.78 lakh women were enrolled, 8000 cards were issued and 29.07 lakh bank accounts were opened. The government was also deposited 160 crore rupees in the banks, but scheme discontinued as the BJP lost the power in assembly elections.
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Who: Bhamashah Scheme
When: 15 August 2014