The Odisha government approves an additional 4.13 lakh recipients of Madhu Babu pension.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sanctioned Madhu Babu pension for additional 4.13 lakh applicants at one go.

Considering the grievances received during the visit of officials of Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) to districts across the state, and the feedback received from 'Mo Sarkar', the Chief Minister has included more people under the social security scheme—Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY).

With this, the target of Madhu Babu Pension Yojana has been enhanced to 32.75 lakh. Earlier 28.61 lakh beneficiaries were getting benefits under the scheme.

On August 15, 2023, or Janaseva Diwas, all newly approved recipients will receive their first pension payment at the ward or gram panchayat offices in front of elected officials, according to official sources.

According to the source, all collectors have been advised to make sure that beneficiaries get paid their pensions without delay while they are in camp mode.

28.61 lakh beneficiaries of MBPY receive social security pensions from the state government in the amounts of Rs. 500, Rs. 700, and Rs. 900 each month.

Beneficiaries supported by this program include elderly individuals, widows, disabled people, single mothers, cured leprosy patients, AIDS patients, divorcees and poor people, transgender people, widows, and orphan children of Covid-affected families, among other vulnerable people.

Beneficiaries of the MBPY receive a monthly pension of Rs. 500 for those aged 0 to 79 while those 80 years and beyond receive a monthly pension of Rs. 700.

The Odisha government approves an additional 4.13 lakh recipients of Madhu Babu pension.

Likewise, recipients with a disability of 40 to 59 percent receive a monthly pension of Rs 500, while those with a disability of 60 percent or more receive a monthly pension of Rs 700.

Additionally, recipients of this program who are 80 years of age or older and have a disability of at least 60 percent receive Rs 900 each month.

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