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Over 5 lakh women in Himachal Pradesh to get Rs 1.5K/month

Sukhu extends benefit beyond Lahaul-Spiti

Over 5 lakh women in Himachal Pradesh to get Rs 1.5K/month

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu Chief Minister. File photo



Tribune News Service

Pratibha Chauhan

Shimla, March 4

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu today announced the grant of Rs 1,500 monthly financial assistance, one of the 10 Congress guarantees, to over five lakh women between 18 and 60 years from April 2024.

Addressing a press conference here today, Sukhu said the scheme had been named Indira Gandhi Pyari Behna Sukh Samman Nidhi Yojna.

“I had proposed to make this announcement in the Budget, but owning to a ruckus in the Assembly, I thought of announcing it later,” he said. This, he added, would silence the opposition BJP, which had been criticising the government on not fulfilling the 10 guarantees.

“This scheme has already been implemented in the tribal district of Lahaul & Spiti and now from the next financial year, commencing on April 1, this assistance will be given to women all over the state,” he said. He said with this, the state government had fulfilled the fifth guarantee made by the Congress. Sukhu said the decision to give Rs 1,500 to women will put an additional burden of Rs 800 crore annually on the state exchequer. “About five lakh women are likely to benefit,” he said.

Delhi women to get Rs 1K monthly aid

Delhi Finance Minister Atishi on Monday announced the Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojana, under which Rs 1,000/month will be given to women aged above 18 from the fiscal year 2024-25. CM Arvind Kejriwal called it the “world’s biggest programme” for women empowerment.

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