Karnataka becomes the latest state to join the DBT bandwagon

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Congress-led government in KarnatakaThe Congress-led government in Karnataka formally approved the implementation of two Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes, Griha Lakshmi and Yuvanidhi.

An Overview of the News

  • The Griha Lakshmi scheme aims to transfer Rs 2,000 per month to all women heads of households, while Yuva Nidhi provides an unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000 per month for graduates and Rs 1,500 per month for diploma holders.

  • Griha Lakshmi is inspired by Tamil Nadu's Magalir Urimai Thogai scheme, but differs as it covers all female heads of households, not just eligible women.

Comparison with Telangana and Andhra Pradesh:


  • Telangana's Rythu Bandhu scheme, launched in 2018, offers investment support of Rs 5,000 per acre per crop season to land-owning farmers.

  • In ten seasons, the scheme has disbursed a cumulative amount of Rs 65,559 crore to around 65 lakh farmers.

  • Telangana also implements various welfare schemes under the DBT mode, such as Asara (monthly pension for senior citizens and targeted beneficiaries), Rythu Bima (group life insurance), debt relief for farmers, and Kalyana Lakshmi/Shaadi Mubarak.

Andhra Pradesh:

  • Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has transferred a cumulative amount of Rs 210,177.89 crore to about 7.89 crore beneficiaries in 28 DBT schemes.

  • Notable DBT schemes in Andhra Pradesh include YSR Pension Kanuka, YSR Aasara, Sunna Vaddi, Cheyutha, Jagannan Ammavodi, Jagannath Vidya Deevena and Dr YSR Aarogyasri.

  • These schemes benefit different sections of the society and aim to provide assistance to pensioners, women, students, farmers and needy persons.

About Karnataka

  • It is a state in southwest India and is bordered by Maharashtra to the north, Goa to the northwest, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the southwest.

  • Capital - Bengaluru

  • Chief Minister - Siddaramaiah

  • Governor - Thawar Chand Gehlot

  • Official Animal - Indian Elephant

  • Official Dance - Yakshagana

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