How to Get Free Money from Government?

Written By Gautham Krishna   | Updated on December 08, 2023

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"There is no such thing as a free lunch" is a popular adage communicating the idea that it is impossible to get something for free. However, whoever said that has not taken into account various central and state government schemes which provides free money to its citizens.

Following are few of the cases in which you get free money/services/product from the government.

Free Cash from the Government

Under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, the pregnant women and lactating mothers will get Rs. 5000 as incentive to be paid in 3 installments from Government of India.

Various State governments have also come up with a similar scheme to provide allowances to pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Mathrushree scheme is for pregnant women in Karnataka. As per this scheme, pregnant women will get a total allowance of Rs. 6000 from the Government of Karnataka.

Dr Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit Scheme aims to provide financial assistance of  Rs. 18000 to poor pregnant mothers in Tamil Nadu for first 2 deliveries. Dr Muthulakshmi Maternity Benefit scheme also provides Amma Maternity Nutrition Kit aimed at providing iron tonic and nutritional supplements to pregnant women in Tamil Nadu.

KCR Kit and Amma Odi Scheme take complete care of pregnant women at every stage of pregnancy. As part of this scheme, financial assistance of Rs 12,000 will be provided for baby boy and Rs 13,000 for baby girl.

Apart from maternity benefits scheme, there are schemes which provide free money to girl from the time they are born to various phases of their life such as graduation, marriage etc.

Kalyana Lakshmi Scheme - Shaadi Mubarak scheme of Government of Telangana provide financial assistance of  INR 1,00,116 for marriages to girls in economically weaker families in Telangana.

Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthaan Yojana scheme in Bihar provide financial assistance to girls right from their birth till they get graduated.

Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthaan Yojana amount girl stages life

Government of Andhra Pradesh provides Rs. 10,000 and free smartphone to women who are part of SHGs in Andhra Pradesh, as part of Pasupu Kumkuma scheme

Jagananna Vasati Deevena- The objective of the scheme is to provide Rs.10,000/- per person to ITI students, Rs.15,000/- per person to Polytechnic students, Rs.20,000/- per person for other Degree and above courses per year to every eligible student for food and hostel expenses.

The Jagananna Amma Vodi scheme is the first-of-its-kind scheme in the country, which is aimed at bringing significant changes in the education system of Andhra Pradesh. Under this scheme, The monetary assistance worth Rs 15000 each will be credited by the state government directly into the accounts of the beneficiary mothers/ guardians in January every year.

Ryuthu Bharosa- Landlords will be paid in 3 installments plus a profit of Rs. 13500 (Rs. 6000 PM Kisan) per annum.The objective of this scheme is to support the cultivators in meeting the investment needs during the crop season and to enable higher crop productivity and provide financial assistance to landless tenant farmers & Record of Forest Rights (ROFR) Cultivators belonging to SC, ST, BC, and minority categories.

Kalia Scheme provides financial assistance of Rs. 25,000 to agriculture households, Rs. 12,500 to landless agriculture households and Rs. 10,000 to vulnerable cultivators/ landless agricultural cultivators.

Under Mukhyamantri Ladli Behna Yojana, An amount at the rate of Rs 1000/- per month will be paid to each eligible woman in her own Aadhaar linked DBT enabled bank account during her eligibility period.

Jagananna Chedodu provides financial assistance of Rs.10,000/- per annum to the families of Washermen, Nayee Brahmins and Tailors. 

Y.S.R. Nethanna Nestham scheme provides Rs.24,000/- per annum to every weaver family who owns a Handloom to modernize their equipment and to compete with the power looms sector. 

Vahana Mitra provides financial assistance of Rs 10,000 to auto, taxi and maxi driver/owners yearly for maintenance expenses and for obtaining insurance and fitness certificates among other documents.

Free Insurance Cover from the Government

Ayushman Bharat Scheme provides an insurance cover upto Rs 5 lakh per family, per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalization.

All pre-existing conditions are covered from day 1 of implementation of PM-JAY in respective States/UTs.

Ayushman Bharat Yojana Free Health Insurance

The health services covered under the programme include hospitalization expenses, day care surgeries, follow-up care, pre and post hospitalization expense benefits and new born child/children services.

Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) is aimed at covering the population who are not covered in any insurance plans. The scheme is a one year cover Personal Accident Insurance Scheme, renewable from year to year, offering protection against death or disability due to accident.

Various state governments have also come up with similar scheme to provide health insurance. 

Under Arogya Karnataka scheme, financial assistance up to Rs. 30,000 per annum will be provided for specified complex secondary healthcare treatment to a family of up to 5 persons. In the event of the family requiring specified tertiary healthcare treatment, this annual limit will be increased to Rs.1.5 lakh per annum.

Government of Rajasthan provides a coverage of INR 30,000 for general illnesses and INR 3,00,000 for serious ailments for its residents through Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana.

YSR Bima is an insurance scheme implemented by the Government of India to provide financial assistance to the families of unorganized workers in the event of Natural Death, Accidental Death & Permanent Disability due to Accident.

Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana Rajasthan is an initiative by the government of Rajasthan. Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana has been started in the state from 1st May 2021, which aims to cover the huge medical expenses of all the citizens of the state.

Free Smartphone and Data from the Government

Many state government offers free smartphone and data to its residents. 

Captain Smart Connect scheme in Punjab intends to provide free smartphones along with one year of free calling and 3G data to digitally connect the youth of Punjab.

Free Smartphone scheme in Jharkhand intends to provide free smartphone to 28 lakhs farmers in Jharkhand.

Pasupu Kumkuma scheme,as mentioned earlier, provides Rs. 10,000 and free smartphone to women who are part of SHGs in Andhra Pradesh.

Free Food from the Government

Telangana government provides one nutritious meal every day to pregnant and lactating women and children below the age of six through Anganwadi centres, as part of Arogya Lakshmi Scheme.

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) is a scheme as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat to supply free food grains to migrants and the poor. PMGKAY provides 5 kg of food grain to each family holding a ration card free of cost and the 5 kg of subsidized food grain already offered through the Public Distribution System (PDS).

Free LPG gas connection from the Government

Under  Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana scheme, LPG connections will be provided to BPL families with a support of Rs. 1600 per connection. The scheme provides cash assistance to cover the cost of Security Deposit of Cylinder, Pressure regulator, cost of issuance of Domestic Gas Customer Card (DGCC). 

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Free LPG

Collateral Free Loans

Under Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY), collateral free loan up to INR 10 lakh is provided to non-farming entrepreneurs.

Mudra Loan Free Money

Interest Subsidy for Housing

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana scheme offers a large number of families across the country an opportunity to construct a house at a low cost. This is done through interest subsidies.The beneficiary families of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana receive credit or interest subsidies on their home loan. The amount of interest subsidy is based on the income category to which the family belongs.

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has initiated a new scheme known as Pedalandariki Illu Scheme. Under this scheme, free-of-cost houses will be provided to the people of Andhra Pradesh who belong to economically weaker sections of society.

Under Abua Awas Yojana, is a 100 percent state government supported scheme. The houses will be constructed by the beneficiaries themselves or with the help of their family members. No middleman will be involved in housing construction and entry of middlemen will be completely prohibited.

Free Electricity Connection from the Government

Saubhagya scheme intends to provide free electricity connections to all remaining un-electrified households in rural as well as urban areas.

Under Saubhagya, single point wiring along with a LED bulb, mobile charging points and switch etc. would be provided and no cost on this account shall be charged by the DISCOM. However, if the household desires to use more power points, the additional wiring and appliances etc. would have to be arranged by the household itself. Every household and consumer shall have to pay for the consumption as per the tariff of the DISCOM.

The cost of electricity consumption shall have to be paid by the respective consumers as per prevailing tariff of the DISCOM based on metered consumption.


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