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Government Schemes: Apply Now for Free Laptops, Two-Wheelers and Housing Subsidy

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has extended the deadline for submitting applications for several welfare programmes run by the municipal corporation, including a Rs 5 lakh housing subsidy and free laptops for students.

Sandeep Kr Tiwari
Students from economically backward sections will get laptops under the free laptop scheme for their educational purposes.
Students from economically backward sections will get laptops under the free laptop scheme for their educational purposes.

Additionally, applications have been invited from female employees for two-wheelers scheme and financial support for mobile breakfast trucks for female entrepreneurs.

The application deadline for Rs. 5 lakh subsidy for the construction of houses, free laptops for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students, smart sticks for blind persons, educational laptops for blind students, and foldable wheelchairs for senior citizens was October 19. But now the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has extended it till October 31.

The BBMP has also invited applications for two more schemes. Now, female employees and entrepreneurs can apply for two-wheelers and financial aid to purchase mobile breakfast trucks. The last date for submission of applications for these categories is November 18.

People can apply through the Corporation's website: Click here

An online application facility is provided at Bangalore One Centre by paying a fee of Rs 30. According to BBMP officials, a help center has also been established at the offices of the Joint Commissioners of all zones where applications can be submitted.

Under the BBMP's housing programme for the poor, Rs 5 lakh financial help will be given for the construction of the house for those who have land within the corporation limits.

The government has a goal of constructing one lakh houses in Bengaluru.

Graduate and postgraduate students from economically backward sections will get laptops under the free laptop scheme for their educational purposes. This scheme covers students at both government and private colleges. Laptops with Braille script enabled will be provided for blind students.

Under the corporation's welfare programs, blind people who need wheelchairs and walking sticks can also apply for them.

About Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)

The Greater Bangalore Metropolitan Area's civic facilities and some infrastructural resources are managed by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the fourth-largest Municipal Corporation in India, which is also accountable for a population of 8.4 million spread across an area of 741 km2. Over the past six decades, its boundaries have expanded more than 10 times.

The "orderly development of the city" — zoning and building regulations, health, sanitation, licensing, trade, and education, as well as the quality-of-life issues like public open space, water bodies, parks, and greenery — is one of its functions and responsibilities.

The BBMP represents the third level of government, and the first two levels are the Central Government and State Government. BBMP is run by a city council composed of elected representatives, called "corporators", one from each of the wards of the city.

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