Samajwadi Namak Yojana is a new scheme launched by the state government of Uttar Pradesh to provide salt at subsidized rates to APL, BPL and Antyodaya card holders across the state. Branded as “Samajwadi Namak”, the salt will sold at subsidized rates in 10 districts in the state.
Fortified with iron and iodine, Samajwadi Namak will be sold through general retail outlets to about 46.2 Lakh beneficiaries in 10 districts. Apart from Below Poverty Line and Antyodaya card holders, 60% of the APL families will also be benefited through the scheme.
Below is the list of 10 districts where the scheme will be applicable and Samajwadi Namak will be available at subsidized rates.
10 Districts: Sidharth Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Faizabad, Mau, Meerut, Farrukhabad, Moradabad, Hamirpur, Etawah and Auraiya
The districts have been selected for the Samajwadi Namak scheme based on the high incidence of cases of anaemia among children below 5 years of age.
Prices of Samajwadi Namak
Samajwadi namak will be sold to APL card holders at Rs. 6 per KG while BPL and Antyodaya card holders will get the salt at Rs. 3 Per Kg. The whole subsidy would cost the state government about Rs. 48 Crore.
The Samajwadi Namak scheme will be run in collaboration with the Tata Trust. The 1KG salt packets will be available at the outlets in Samajwadi Part Colors (Red and Green) with white background. The packets mentions “Samajwadi iron evam iodine Mishrit Namak” as the name of the salt.
The packets also contain the Logo of the UP government and the sketch of map of Uttar Pradesh.