West Bengal Sabooj Sathi Scheme – The West Bengal Government has launched a free bicycle scheme for the students of the state. The name of this scheme is West Bengal Sabooj Sathi Scheme. Under this scheme, the state government provides free Bi-Cycle to the students of class IX to XII studying in all government-aided/ government and Madrashas of the State.
West Bengal Sabooj Sathi Scheme – Free Bicycle Distribution Scheme for Students
The West Bengal Government launched this scheme in September 2015 from Paschim Medinipur. During the announcement of the scheme, it was estimated that about 40 Lakh Bi-Cycles will be distributed to the students studying in Class IXth and XIIth.
The main motive of the state government behind launching this scheme is to empower the students, especially the girls and reduce dropouts in higher education.
Over 8900 schools, 40 lakh students, 8,000 truckloads of bicycle components, 2,500 delivery points, 3,500 fitters, 500+ Government officials, Panchayat functionaries, Elected Members of WBLA, MPs were included in the implementation of the Free Bicycle Distribution Scheme.