Chandigarh, Apr 18 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced a series of incentives for socio-economic and educational uplift of women in the state, inclding free education to girls belonging to the scheduled castes (SC).
The other incentives included higher honorarium, financial assistance to the Mahila Mandals for exposure visits and purchase of toys and swings and increase in the amount of school dress.
These announcements were made by the Chief Minister while speaking at a State Level Women Empowerment function at Karnal today. He also launched a unique programme organised by Women and Child Department Haryana ''Chalo Gaon Ki Aur.'' Mr Hooda said that with a view to promoting education among the girls belonging to scheduled castes (SC) the government had decided to provide free education to them.
Mr Hooda also announced an increase of Rs 100 per annum in the honorarium of Anganwari workers and helpers. The decision would be implemented from May this year and the government would review this decision again after five years.
He said keeping in view the social and economic problems of the widows in the society, the government had decided to increase their pension by Rs 50 per month. Now they would get Rs 350 per month and government would have to spend Rs 20 crore annually under this scheme.
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