Since coming to power, the Mamata government has announced and implemented several projects for the development of the people of the state. Several projects have been launched in the state by the hands of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. And people from all levels of the state have benefited from this project. Still, the state government has helped to uplift the various types of people of the state through many schemes. Needless to say, Mamata Banerjee’s state government has played a major role in the development of the state through the implementation of these projects.
Currently, more than 50 projects are running in the state. Among these, Lakshmi Bhandar is getting the most popularity nowadays. At present, the state government provides a monthly allowance to most of the women in the state through this scheme. General women get a monthly allowance of Rs 500 and Scheduled Caste and Tribe women get a monthly allowance of Rs 1000 through this scheme. Also, Kanyashree is a well-known project among all other projects in the state. Besides, there are many schemes running in the state including Rupashree, Yuvashree, Sabujsathi, Dhiyasathi, and Krishakbandhu.
A public-oriented project was implemented in 2017 with the aim of financially uplifting the folk artists of the state. Through this scheme, a monthly allowance is given to folk artists above 60 years of age. 1 thousand per month is given to them. Besides, they are given an identity card by the state government. They are also given the opportunity to perform their art in various functions of the state government. This project was closed in Makhe but it was started again this year.
Any person should be associated with the industry to avail the benefits of this scheme. For this, the artist should be associated with local folk art including Baul song, Chow dance, Pater song, Ran dance, and Jhumur song. Also, the artist must be a permanent resident of the state. If these conditions are fulfilled, the artist has to contact the Information and Culture Department the office of the Panchayat Samiti, or the office of the Community Development Officer. A voter card, Aadhaar card, passport-size photograph, and bank account details have to be submitted to apply for this scheme.