National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) is the second component of the 100 % Govt. of India assisted programme namely National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) being implemented in the State since 15th August,1995. Under this Scheme, a lump sum financial assistance of Rs.10,000/- is provided to a BPL family on the death of its primary bread winner in the age group of 18-64+ years of age. Such assistance is paid to such surviving member of the household of the deceased who after local enquiry, is determined to be the head of the household. The household includes spouse, minor children, unmarried daughters and dependent parents. In case of an unmarried adult, the term household would include minor brothers/sisters.
For implementation of the Scheme, funds are released by the Govt. of India in the form of Additional Central Assistance (ACA) to be routed through the State Plan budget.
During 2009-10, Rs.3338.40 lakh was provided under the State Plan Budget, out of which an amount of Rs.3338.40 lakh released to the districts for covering 33384 nos. of beneficiaries.