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Tuesday, 05 March 2024 6.04 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh government's new initiative; Unmarried women above 21 to receive Rs 1250 monthly

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BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh government has introduced a new initiative in the lead-up to the assembly elections. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that unmarried women above the age of 21 will now be eligible for inclusion in the Ladli Behna Yojana scheme. Under this program, young women will receive financial assistance of Rs 1250 per month as stated during his speech at a rally in the Ranji area of Jabalpur which was part of the BJP's public relations campaign, Jan Ashirvad Yatra.

The Chief Minister stated that eligible women would be incorporated into the scheme, with assistance commencing from the next month. This announcement by the Chief Minister comes at the end of the year coinciding with the upcoming state elections. He mentioned that this scheme would benefit approximately 1.32 crore women and emphasized a gradual increase in financial aid to Rs 3000 per month.

Furthermore, in accordance with the Women's Reservation Bill recently passed by Parliament, women will receive 33 percent reservation in both the Lok Sabha and the Legislative Assembly. Under the Ladli Behna scheme, the financial assistance provided to women has been raised to Rs 1250 (previously Rs 1000) and it has been previously announced that Rs 450 will be provided for gas cylinders. Additionally, a new program has been unveiled to offer special financial assistance to women aged between 23 and 60 from families with an annual income of less than two and a half lakhs.

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