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Lakshmi (Lakhir) Bhandar Scheme West Bengal for Women 2024

The West Bengal government recently launched the Lakshmi Bhandar Scheme, also known as the Lakhir Bhandar Prokolpo.

Under the scheme, the West Bengal government will provide financial assistance to the female head of the family with a low monthly income.


General category families will receive the assistance of Rs.1000 per month and the SC/ST category families will receive Rs.1200 per month.

In this article, you will get to know the following details about the Lakhir Bhandar Scheme of the West Bengal government,

  1. About
  2. Eligibility criteria
  3. Documents required
  4. Benefits and features
  5. Application Form
  6. How to Apply

Let’s have a look at each of these points in detail.

About Lakhir Bhandar scheme West Bengal

Name of the SchemeLakshmi Bhandar Prokolpo
Launched ByGovernment of West Bengal
BeneficiaryFemale head of a family/ West Bengal Citizens
BudgetRs. 12900 crore
Number of Beneficiaries1.6 crores
ObjectiveFinancial Assistance
Mode of ApplicationOnline/Offline
Year of Launch2021
Application Form (PDF)Download Here

Lakshmi Bhandar Scheme also known as the Lakhir Bhandar Prokolpo is a financial assistance scheme or monthly income scheme for the female head of a family in West Bengal.


The West Bengal government will provide Rs. 1000 per month for general category families and Rs. 1200 per month for SC/ST category families who have a low monthly income under this scheme.

The scheme will be launched keeping in mind the state monthly average consumption expenditure in a household is Rs.5249.

Lakhir Bhandar scheme eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the West Bengal Lakshmi Bhandar Scheme are,

  1. Applicant must be a citizen of West Bengal.
  2. Age of the applicant must be between 25-60.
  3. Applicant must not have a permanent job.
  4. Casual workers are allowed to apply under the scheme.
  5. All families of to SC/ST category can apply under the scheme.
  6. General category families with at least one tax-paying member cannot apply under the scheme.
  7. General category families with more than 2 hectares of land cannot apply under the scheme.
  8. Only women head of the family is eligible under this scheme.


Documents required to apply for Lakhir Bhandar scheme

You need the following documents to apply for the Lakshmi/Lakhir Bhandar Scheme.

  1. Aadhar Card
  2. Swasthyasathi Card
  3. Caste certificate (If Applicable)
  4. Ration card
  5. Residential proof
  6. Age proof
  7. Bank details (Only Single accounts will be allowed)
  8. Passport size photo
  9. Mobile number

Lakhir Bhandar scheme benefits and features

Some of the features and benefits of the West Bengal Lakshmi Bhandar Scheme are,

  1. Financial support of Rs.1000 per month for the general category and Rs.1200 per month for the SC/ST category.
  2. Only the female head of the family will receive the benefits
  3. The budget allocated under the scheme is Rs.12900 crores.
  4. The scheme is expected to boost the rural and urban economies of the state.


Lakshmi Bhandar scheme application Form (PDF) download

The application form for the West Bengal Lakshmi Bhandar Scheme is now available for download.

You can download the PDF format of the application form by clicking on the button below.

This form will also be available at the Duare Sarkar Camps that are going to start on November 01 in West Bengal.

How to apply for Lakhir Bhandar scheme

The West Bengal government will soon re-launch the “Duare Sarkar” prokolpo/scheme. You can submit the application form directly through these “Duare sarkar” camps.

Any online application portal has not been announced as of now.

Once you submit your application through the Duare Sarkar camps, you can easily check the Lakshmi/Lakhir Bhandar status by following the steps given in this article below.

Click to know the process to check Lakshmir Bhandar Prakalpa status

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