Thu. May 23rd, 2024
Ehsaas Rashan Program Relaunched with Increased Subsidy April 2024

Pakistan’s Ehsaas Rashan program, designed to assist low-income families, has been relaunched with an enhanced subsidy. This initiative previously spearheaded by the Ehsaas Rashan program under former Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif Khan, is now managed by the Benazir Income Support Program.

Increased Subsidy to Combat Inflation

Recognizing the burden of rising inflation the program has upped the monthly subsidy from 2000 to 4500. This aims to provide more significant relief for essential groceries like flour, rice, sugar, ghee, and pulses.

Eligibility and Registration

Individuals previously registered under the Ehsaas Rashan program or BISP are potentially eligible for the subsidy. The registration process is expected to be announced soon, and updates will likely be available on the BISP website. It’s important to note that online registration hasn’t begun yet.

How To Online Apply For the Ehsaas Rashan Program

While the exact registration method remains unconfirmed, previous iterations involved visiting BISP offices for a survey followed by registration at designated e-service centres.  The final stage would involve verifying your poverty score (potentially below a certain threshold) and collecting the subsidy from designated stores using your national identity card.

Uncertain Details Regarding Subsidy Distribution

Previously, the subsidy could be redeemed at government-allotted utility stores. However, the new program might involve a different approach.  It’s unclear whether the subsidy will be directly transferred to beneficiary accounts (HBL Konnect or BISP) or distributed through designated shops using a biometric verification system.

Potential Discounts on Essential Goods In Ehsaas Rashan Program

For More Information: 8123 Ehsaas Rashan Riayat New Registration 

Potential Discounts on Essential Goods In Ehsaas Rashan Program

The program was temporarily discontinued during Ramadan, with the government distributing free flour to registered individuals. However, with the rising cost of living, the government has decided to revive the program with a dedicated budget of Rs.35 billion allocated by BISP. The Prime Minister’s announcement suggests potential discounts on specific groceries. These could include discounts on:

10kg bags of flour (648 Rs/- kg) 

Ghee (353 per kg)

Sugar (100 per kg) 

Pulses (25 per kg)

Conclusion

With its increased subsidy, the relaunched Ehsaas Rashan program offers a welcome respite for low-income families grappling with inflation. Stay tuned for further updates on the registration process and subsidy distribution methods.