UT doubles financial aid for marriage of SC widows' daughters

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Chandigarh, Mar 8 (UNI) On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to double the assistance amount for providing the financial assistance for the marriage of daughters of widows and destitute women belonging to Scheduled Castes.

UT Home and Social Welfare Secretary Krishna Mohan today said, "Keeping in view the escalation in prices, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to enhance the benefit/financial assistance from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 for marriage of each daughter of Scheduled Castes widow women whose family income is not more than Rs 24,000 p.a. and residing in Chandigarh for the last three years. The bride should at least be of 18 years of age on the date of marriage and it should be her first marriage. The assistance is given maximum upto two daughters in a family".

He said that this scheme was being implemented by the Social Welfare Department with the main object to provide the financial assistance for meeting the marriage expenses of the daughter of widows and destitute women belonging to Scheduled Castes.

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