Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Financial Assistance to Transgender Persons

Posted On: 11 AUG 2021 4:01PM by PIB Delhi

In order to assist the Transgender persons who lost livelihood during the lockdowns due to the pandemic, assistance of Rs.1,500 was provided through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to 5,711 Persons during the first lockdown and to 5,938 persons in the second wave. State-wise details are at Annexure-1 & 2.

This was one time measure in order to support those transgender persons, who lost their livelihoods during the pandemic.

 

Annexure-1

 

S. No.

State/UT

No. of Beneficiaries

1.

Andhra Pradesh

118

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

31

3.

Assam

10

4.

Bihar

165

5.

Chhattisgarh

624

6.

Goa

31

7.

Gujarat

150

8.

Haryana

52

9.

Himachal Pradesh

2

10.

Jammu & Kashmir

8

11.

Jharkhand

86

12.

Karnataka

561

13.

Kerala

172

14.

Madhya Pradesh

47

15.

Maharashtra

510

16.

Manipur

189

17.

Meghalaya

2

18.

Mizoram

8

19.

Nagaland

5

20.

Odisha

218

21.

Punjab

216

22.

Rajasthan

215

23.

Sikkim

1

24.

Tamil Nadu

1,036

25.

Telangana

37

26.

Tripura

1

27.

Uttar Pradesh

119

28.

Uttarakhand

7

29.

West Bengal

814

30.

Chandigarh

17

31.

Delhi

158

32.

Lakshadweep

44

33.

Puducherry

57

 

Total

5,711

 

 

Annexure-2

 

 

S.No

State/UT

No. of Beneficiaries

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

7

  1.  

Assam

17

  1.  

Bihar

149

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

590

  1.  

Gujarat

310

  1.  

Haryana

74

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

6

  1.  

Jharkhand

15

  1.  

Karnataka

476

  1.  

Kerala

197

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

91

  1.  

Maharashtra

131

  1.  

Manipur

385

  1.  

Meghalaya

7

  1.  

Mizoram

3

  1.  

Nagaland

14

  1.  

Odisha

681

  1.  

Punjab

75

  1.  

Rajasthan

197

  1.  

Sikkim

4

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

710

  1.  

Telangana

718

  1.  

Uttarakhand

50

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

76

  1.  

West Bengal

576

  1.  

Chandigarh

35

  1.  

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

1

  1.  

Delhi NCT

334

  1.  

Jammu & Kashmir

9

 

Total

5,938

 

This information was given by The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri. A. Narayanaswamy in the Rajya  Sabha in a written reply.

 

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