Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana 2024 | Gift of Rs 17,500 to Weavers of Odisha

In Odisha, the Handloom Industry stands out as a significant sector, offering numerous employment opportunities to a substantial workforce, second only to agriculture. According to the Handloom Census 2017, there are 66,141 households of weavers, encompassing 1,24,084 weavers and allied workers engaged in this profession. While the Odisha Government had previously extended financial assistance for lanterns to support these workers, it proved insufficient.

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To address this, the government has introduced the Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana 2024, aimed at providing comprehensive support to the weavers in their profession. This article will delve into the details of the scheme, and it is recommended to read it thoroughly to gain a comprehensive understanding.

What is Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana 2024?

The Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana is a government-backed initiative launched by the state of Odisha to support the Handloom and Weaving Industry. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance of Rs 17,500 to eligible beneficiaries. The assistance includes provisions for an inverter with a battery, an energy-efficient LED, and an energy-efficient ceiling fan.

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To avail of the benefits of the scheme, individuals must meet the eligibility criteria specified by the government and can apply accordingly. The government has set a target to assist 45,000 households under this scheme, with a proposed budget of approximately Rs 80 crore. It’s noteworthy that the Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana is fully funded by the state government. Let’s delve into the key highlights of the scheme for the year 2024.

                            Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Key Highlights 2024
Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Launch DateDecember 28, 2021
Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Official Website MBJY Official Website 
Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana ObjectiveTo provide financial assistance to handloom workers and weavers to buy AC and supporting machinery. 
Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Age limit No Age Limit 
Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Department Department of Handloom, Textile, and Handicrafts
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Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Budget Approximately 80 crore for 45,000 farmers (2021)
Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Financial AssistanceRs 17,500 per person
Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Helpline Number 0674-2322785.

Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Objective

The objectives of the Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana have been provided below. 

  • To enhance the illumination for weaving on the loom and provide proper lighting for preparatory tasks such as bobbin winding and tie-dye making. 
  • Additionally, to ensure a smooth working environment with the help of a fan. 
  • This setup aims to enable the weaver to continue their weaving activities during late evening hours, power outages, or low voltage situations, ultimately reducing eye strain and fatigue. 
  • By allowing the weaver to work for longer hours, it will result in increased production and improved earnings. 
  • Moreover, this setup aims to promote better health for the weaver by reducing physical strain on their eyes and overall body.

Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Benefits 

As a beneficiary of the scheme, you will receive various benefits under the Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana. 

  • You will receive a free distribution of 20-watt tube lights, and there will be no cost involved for you.
  • You will be given ₹17,500 free of cost to purchase inverters under this scheme. The money will be provided by the Odisha government.
  • You will also receive a 35-watt fan at no cost. The expenses for the fan will be covered by the Orissa government, and all eligible beneficiaries will receive one.
  • Another significant advantage is that you will have access to a loan of up to ₹5,000 under the Ballia scheme. The loan will not incur any interest, making it a zero-interest loan for you.

Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Proposed Components

The government has proposed to supply the following to every weaver household and family:

  • An inverter of 650VA along with a battery of 100 AH provides 15 hrs backup. Output giving 230 or 240v, Pure Sine wave, rating 650VA, 50HZ. Battery -12V, 100AH lead acid as per IS 13314 i.e. solid state inverter run from storage batteries.
  • One energy-efficient LED tube light of 20 watts (to be fitted on the loom/work shed/preparatory workplaces for bobbin winding, tie-dye making, etc).
  • Another energy-efficient LED tube light of 20 watts in the shed.
  • One energy-efficient ceiling fan of 35-watt BLDC (Brushless DC).

There are 65391 weaver families in the state and all the eligible families are to be covered under the scheme which has been tentatively estimated at

                      Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Financial Estimation 
One Inverter 650 VARs. 3500/-
One Battery 12V, 100AH Lead AcidRs 10,000
One energy-efficient Ceiling Fan 35 watt (BLDC type)Rs. 3000/-
Two energy efficient 20 watt LED tube lightsRs. 700 @ Rs. 350/- per piece
Wiring and other unforeseen expensesRs. 300/-
Total ExpensesRs. 17500/-

The total fund requirements for an estimated 45,000 households for 05 years @ Rs 17,500 is Rs 80.325 crore. 

Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Eligible Beneficiaries 

The scheme aims to cover all eligible weavers and ancillary workers in the State. However, the coverage will occur in phases, considering the annual target. To achieve this, eligible beneficiaries will be prioritized according to the following manner: 

  • Divorcees, Destitute, Widow Women
  • Physically Handicapped (more than 50% Inability)
  • Scheduled Tribe
  • Scheduled Caste
  • All eligible weavers household/ ancillary workers household above the age of 40.
  • Others.

Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Eligibility Criteria 

Before you apply for the Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana, it is important to check the complete eligibility criteria. Please look at the list below for detailed Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana eligibility criteria. 

  • If you are a bonafide weaver or a full-time ancillary worker, and you are a permanent resident or have a domicile in Odisha, you can avail the benefits of the scheme
  • Your family income from all sources should not exceed Rs. 3,00,000 per annum.
  • At least 50% of your family’s income should come from weaving activities.
  • You should not have previously received similar benefits from the State Government, Central Government, or any other Government Agency.
  • To be eligible, you must purchase the lighting unit from a GST-registered dealer with a valid TIN.
  • If multiple members of your family meet the eligibility criteria, only one of them will be entitled to receive the benefits under this scheme.

Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Documents Required

Under Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana, if you wish to avail yourself of the benefits, you will need to provide the following documents. By providing these documents, you can apply for the benefits and support available to weavers and ancillary workers.

  • Recent passport-size color photograph (copy).
  • Self-attested copy of your Weavers Identity Card or a certificate proving that you are a bonafide weaver or ancillary worker.
  • Self-attested copy of your AADHAR card.
  • Self-attested Xerox copy of the 1st page of your individual Savings Bank Passbook, which should display your photograph, full name, name of father/spouse, address, bank, branch, account number, IFSC, and MICR code details. The account should be in your name, as mentioned in the application form, and should be opened in a bank with core banking facilities for digital fund transfer.
  • Certificate regarding the total annual family income from the concerned Tahasildar.
  • An affidavit stating that you are not receiving similar assistance from either the State or Central Government.
  • An undertaking confirming that you will not sell the lighting unit within three years from the date of purchase.

Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana Online Registration

The eligible weaver-household (Head of the Family) can obtain the prescribed application format through the Directorate’s website in online mode. 

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  • After that, create an account with your credentials. 
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  • Now, log in using the provided details. You will be redirected to the landing page of the page.
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  • Within the scheme section, select the Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana and proceed to fill in the required information, including Personal Details, Address Details, Income/Bank/Electricity Details, and upload the necessary documents. 
  • It is advised to fill in all the required details with utmost care. 
  • Finally, submit the completed application online.

However, for areas with limited access to online facilities, the concerned Zonal Officers will assist beneficiaries in collecting their applications and subsequently upload them to the Online Portal of the Directorate.

Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana  FAQs

What is Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana?

Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana is a government-backed scheme launched by Odisha to support the Handloom and Weaving Industry by providing them with financial assistance of Rs 17,500. Through this scheme, financial assistance will be provided for an inverter along with a battery, one energy-efficient LED, and one energy-efficient ceiling fan. 

Can I apply for the Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana online?

Yes, you can apply for the Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana online by visiting the official website. For details of the step-by-step process, please refer to the article. 

How much will be disbursed through Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana?

A total of RS 80 Crore is estimated for the scheme. Each household will get an amount of 17,500 rupees to buy all the essential components. 

I am a divorced woman from Odisha. Will I get financial assistance under the scheme?

Yes, you are eligible for the  Mukhyamantri Bayan Jyoti Yojana. Even if you are on the property list as per the government guidelines. According to the government guidelines, eligible beneficiaries will be prioritized according to the following manner: 
Divorcees, Destitute, Widow Women
Physically Handicapped (more than 50% inability)
Scheduled Tribe
Scheduled Caste
All eligible weavers household/ ancillary workers household above the age of 40.

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