Tendu plucker families receive bonus  

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributed a bonus amount of Rs 10 crore 11 lakh to 41 thousand 68 tendu patta plucker families of Khandwa, Khargone, Burhanpur and Barwani districts in Harsud of Khandwa district. More than 82 thousand 74 members of a total of 29 thousand 520 tendu plucker families have been included in these districts, in the year 2023. This year 38 thousand standard bags of tendu leaves have been collected in these districts.

Addressing the programme held for benefit distribution to tendu leaf pluckers, CM Chouhan said that slippers, drinking water bottles and sarees are also being given to the women who pluck tendu leaves. Industries are being promoted. Employment opportunities are being increased. The picture and destiny of the state will be changed in the coming five years. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan distributed various benefits. Under the Charan Paduka scheme, he provided shoes to brothers and slippers to sisters and distributed water bottles and sarees.

Charan Paduka Scheme

Small needs of tendu leaf collectors are being taken care of in Charan Paduka scheme. In this, one pair of shoes is being provided to one male member of the family, one pair of slippers to one female member of the family, one Sari each to all the female members of the family and a water bottle is being provided to each family.

Under the scheme, materials worth Rs 261 crore will be distributed to 15 lakh 20 thousand families in the state. 5 lakh 20 thousand pairs of shoes, 5 lakh 20 thousand pairs of slippers, 20 lakh 48 thousand Saris, 5 lakh 29 thousand water bottles and an amount of Rs 200 for umbrellas to 5 lakh 20 thousand families.

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