West Bengal Duare Tran 2021 (Yaas Relief): Find Beneficiaries

The West Bengal Duare Tran Scheme has been introduced by the West Bengali government to help those who were harmed by this cyclone.

West Bengal Duare Tran 2021 (Yaas Relief): Find Beneficiaries
West Bengal Duare Tran 2021 (Yaas Relief): Find Beneficiaries

As you all may be aware that the state of West Bengal is vulnerable to many types of natural disasters like cyclones, landslides, earthquakes, floods, etc. There is a lot of financial loss due to these natural disasters. In order to tackle these financial losses, the government of West Bengal launches various kinds of schemes. Recently West Bengal has suffered from Yaa's cyclone. In order to provide relief to people who suffered from this cyclone, the government of West Bengal has launched the West Bengal Duare Tran Scheme. The government is going to provide financial benefits to those people who have suffered from the Yaa's Cyclone. By reading this article we get to know all the important information regarding this scheme. Other than that you will also get to know the details of eligibility, beneficiary list, required documents, objective, benefits and features, helpline number, etc.

On 26 May 2021, a very severe cyclonic storm called Yaas hit West Bengal. This cyclone has caused large-scale devastation across many districts of the state. So the government of West Bengal has come up with the West Bengal Duare Tran scheme. Through this scheme, the government is going to provide relief to the citizens of the state who are affected by Yaa’s cyclone. This scheme will be implemented in all the affected areas of districts of South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, and Howrah. Other than that, affected areas of the district of North 24 Parganas, Birbhum, and Hoogly will also be covered under this scheme. In order to provide the benefit of this scheme, the government is going to conduct outreach programs/camps in the affected areas so that eligible citizens can submit their applications and get the benefit of this scheme.

These camps will start from 10 AM and will continue till 4 PM. The beneficiaries are required to submit the application along with all the required documents in order to get the benefit of this scheme. The government has also launched a dedicated portal so that the monitoring, coordination, and management of various activities under this scheme can take place in a transparent manner.

Departments Under West Bengal Duare Tran 2021

Citizens belonging to the following departments will get the benefit of the Duare tran scheme.

  • Department of agriculture
  • Disaster management and civil defense department
  • Animal resources development department
  • Department of horticulture
  • Department of fisheries
  • Micro small and medium enterprises department
  • Department of textile

Task Force Under West Bengal Duare Tran Scheme

Under the scheme, a task force at different levels will be constituted in order to attain the objective of the implementation of this scheme. The task force will be constituted of the following members:-

At State Level

  • Additional Chief Secretary, Home & Hill Affairs & Planning Department – Chairperson
  • An Additional Chief Secretary, Panchayats and Rural Development Department
  • Additional Chief Secretary, Animal Resources Development Department
  • Additional Chief Secretary, Food Processing and Horticulture Department
  • Principal Secretary, Finance Department
  • LRC and Principal Secretary, L&LR Department
  • Principal Secretary, Fisheries Department
  • The Principal Secretary, Disaster Management Department – Convenor
  • Principal Secretary, MS: ME Department
  • Principal Secretary, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs
  • Secretary, Agriculture Department
  • Secretary, NRES Department-State Nodal Officer
  • The Secretary, I&CA Department
  • Any other officer of the State government may be included to look after specific district
  • Any other Department may also be co-opted.

At District Level

  • District Magistrate – Chairperson
  • Commissioner of Police / SP
  • ADM (in charge of Disaster Management)
  • ADM
  • ADMs looking after the respective schemes identified for Duare Tran
  • District Head/Nodal Officer of the Directorates of Fisheries/ Agriculture/ ARD/ MSME / FPI&H
  • All concerned SDOs
  • District Information and Culture Officer
  • Any other officer/ s that the District Magistrate requires to be involved to ensure the success of “Duare Tran”.
  • District Disaster Management Officer – Convenor

At Block Level

  • Block Development Officer – Chairperson
  • CI/OC of the Police Station
  • BRO
  • Block Level Official of the Concerned Departments
  • Extension Officers
  • Block Disaster Management Officer – Convenor
  • Any other officer/ s that the BDO requires to be involved to ensure the entire program is carried out smoothly.

The state government started its Duare Tran (relief on doorsteps) camps to provide financial help to people affected by Cyclone Yaas that hit coastal Bengal on May 26.

The government will receive applications from June 3 to 18, field inquiries will be done over the next 12 days, and then the beneficiaries, depending on the extent of damage, will receive benefits from July 1 to 7. The North and South 24-Parganas opened 20 and 34 Duare Tran camps, respectively, in the districts’ Yaas-hit pockets.

All Applicants who are willing to apply online application then download the official notification and read all eligibility criteria and application process carefully. We will provide short information about “West Bengal Duare Tran 2022” like Scheme benefits, Eligibility Criteria, Key Features of the Scheme, Application Status, the Application process, and more.

The government of West Bengal has launched West Bengal Duare Tran scheme. The Government is going to provide financial relief to the citizens who are affected by Yaa's cyclone through this scheme. In order to apply under this scheme camps will be organized in the affected districts. All eligible beneficiaries can apply through these camps. The beneficiaries are required to submit the application along with all the required documents.

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced Duare Tran (relief on the doorstep), a government program with initial funds of Rs 1,000 crore to distribute compensation and relief to people affected by Cyclone Yaas and to make sure that the benefits didn’t reach ineligible applicants.

The broad contours of the scheme announced by the chief minister indicated that the government would not allow any irregularities in the distribution of relief. There had been widespread anomalies in compensation delivery in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan last year.

Mamata said the program to give relief would start on June 3 by which time the needy would be able to submit their claims to the camps that the government would set up at all affected places. The applications could be submitted by June 18.

“The government would verify all the applications between June 19 and 30 so that no genuine victim is denied his or her legitimate claims. The compensations would be sent to the bank accounts of the actual beneficiaries from July 1,” said the chief minister.

Sources said the manner in which the government planned to distribute relief bore hints that Nabanna had learned a lesson from large-scale irregularities that had plagued the compensation distribution after Aman.

“Two major changes in the approach of the government deserve a mention. First, the government is taking some time to verify the claims. Second, the government is keeping local bodies away from the process,” said a senior official.

In the post-Amphan period, the state government faced complaints about severe irregularities in identifying the victims.

“The government would set up camps in the affected areas and the victims would be able to submit their claims to officials directly. Then, teams of officials would verify each of the applications. So, the chance of publishing faulty lists of beneficiaries is far less,” said an official.

The official said the plan to set up camps to receive applications from the affected was taken up following the success of Duare Sarkar camps where people had directly applied for government benefits after being denied the same.

A section of the officials said that the complaints had come up last year only because the government had wanted to distribute relief to the affected at the earliest.

“Aman had hit the state on May 20 and the state released Rs 6,250 crore to assist the afflicted on May 29. As the window for identifying the affected was so small, the state had to depend on local bodies to draw up the lists of eligible beneficiaries. In fact, there was no such time to verify the lists and that caused the damage,” said a source.

A 2.6km stretch of an under-construction concrete guard wall along the Marine Drive or the coastal highway off East Midnapore’s Tajpur collapsed on Wednesday morning under the brunt of tidal waves during Cyclone Yaas and left 3,000 homes at 14 coastal villages prone to long-term flooding.

By Thursday morning, hundreds of families had left their mud homes after gushing water had damaged several structures. Explaining the reason for the collapse, an irrigation department official said additional support structures for the guard wall, work for which began in November, had not been installed yet.

Similar to the ‘Duare Sarkar’ (government at doorstep) scheme, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rolled out the ‘Duare Tran’ (relief at doorstep) outreach program to stand beside the people of Cyclone Yaas affected people.

On December 1, 2020, Mamata Banerjee launched one of the biggest outreach programs under the banner of ‘Duare Sarkar’. ‘Duare Sarkar’ is an outreach program where benefits of the government schemes will be delivered to the people at their doorsteps, through camps organized at the gram panchayat and municipality ward level.

Addressing a press conference, she said, “We have sanctioned Rs 1,000 crore as an immediate relief package. To expedite the relief operation, I have decided to launch ‘Duare Tran’ camps in all the affected blocks and gram panchayats. This camp will function from June 3 to June 18 where we will receive claims from the affected people. From June 19 to June 30, we will verify the claims and from July 1 to July 8, all the Cyclone affected people will get their relief fund directly into their bank account through DBT.”

She said, “I want a task force which will monitor all the tendering and execution processes in the PWD and irrigation department. Why did the Bidyadhari embankment collapse? It was constructed during Cyclone Amphan in 2020… then how come it was damaged so soon? Let the finance department begin an inquiry. If private construction companies are not doing the government job properly then they will be asked to compensate. Either they will compensate or they have to maintain it (roads, government buildings, etc) for three years as per norms. I would like to tell all the departments to utilize money very carefully and logically.”

On total loss due to Cyclone Yaas, she said, “It is too early to estimate the total loss and damage but the preliminary ground report suggests that movable and immovable loss is worth Rs 15,000 crore due to the Cyclone.”

On May 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Mamata Banerjee to discuss the extent of damage due to the Cyclone. The PM will visit West Bengal and Odisha to have an aerial survey to assess the extent of the damage. This will be the first meeting between Mamata Banerjee and PM Modi after the May 2 results of the West Bengal Assembly polls.

Name of Scheme West Bengal Duare Tran (Yaas Relief)
Launched by Government Of West Bengal
Beneficiaries Citizens Of West Bengal
Major Benefit Provide incentives to West Bengal peoples
Scheme Objective To Provide Relief To The Citizens Of West Bengal Who Are Affected By Yaas Cyclone
Scheme under State Government
Name of State West Bengal
Post Category Scheme/ Yojana/ Yojna
Official Website excise.wb.gov.in