Nijo Griha Nijo Bhumi Scheme

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal inaugurated Nijo Griha Nijo Bhumi Prakalpo on October 18, 2011, to grant 5 decimal land to each recognized qualified beneficiary household. This project provides shelter for all landless homestead agricultural workers, village craftsmen, and fishermen, poor farmers, and hardworking people who, despite their best efforts, cannot build their own houses on a plot of land in rural areas.

Purpose of the Scheme

Secured ownership of a tiny plot of land can spark a family’s journey from poverty to prosperity. As a result, a family moves closer to a world of self-esteem, dignity, and peace. To attain this goal and improve the livelihoods of qualified recipients, “NIJO GRIHA NIJO BHUMI PRAKALPA” has executed with the full support of all parties involved. The eligible beneficiaries will get priority from the most vulnerable segments of society. All benefited families would get pattas, a record of rights, and immediate possession of their land.

Benefits of the Nijo Griha Nijo Bhumi Scheme

– The Department of Land and Land Reforms of Bengal oversees the entire process, and the project is funded by the state government. – The property area will feature a proper drainage system, drinking water, lights, and other amenities. – Another crucial security feature that the project offers is extremely outstanding. They assessed the land’s geographical location. – The house should not be built along the river bed, and land should not be granted to individuals in areas that are naturally unsafe or prone to disaster.

Eligibility Criteria for Applying the Scheme

– Landless and homestead-less rural agricultural laborers, artisans, and families involved in fisheries, led by Scheduled Tribe women. – Landless and homestead-less rural agricultural laborers, artisans, and families involved in fisheries, led by Scheduled Caste women. – Landless and homestead-less rural agricultural workers, artisans, and families engaged in fisheries, led by women from Minority and Other Backward Class Communities.

Documents Required for Application

– Aadhaar card. – Address proof. – Income Certificate. – Passport-size photo. – Mobile number.

How to Apply for the Nijo Griha Nijo Bhumi Scheme?

The dispersed pattas are either nominated by the woman who is the head of the family or mutually by the husband and spouse. This would allow the families to build a house on the given land with the help of other government-provided developmental schemes such as Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Rajiv Gandhi Vidhyutayan Yojana, and so on.


The specific lands would be purchased by the Department of Land and Land Reforms at fair market value; money for this purchase could come from other sources, such as departmental allocations. The State Government provides the majority of the contributions. Soon, the sponsorship may also involve the Central Government.

Land Specifications

The land to be provided under the project must be suitable for domestic purposes, including kitchen gardens, animal husbandry, and home enterprises. The land must meet all fundamental needs, such as sufficient drainage, water facilities, and so on. It should not be located near geographically risky areas or areas prone to river erosion or other natural disasters.

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