Scheme of financial assistance for remarriage of destitute widows and Marriage of Devadasis

Ministry of Women and Child, Karnataka


Description

Under this scheme, the financial assistance is given for the remarriage of destitute widows and also for the a couple where the bride is a devadasi.

Objective

To empower women development in society.

Eligibility

The following criteria should be fulfilled to avail the benefits under this scheme:

For destitute widows

The age limit should be in between 18 and 35 years.

She must be a domicile of Karnataka for more than 5 years.

The annual income should be as per the Integrated Rural Development Programme norms.

For the devadasi woman:

The age limit of devadasi woman should be in between 18 and 35 years.

She must be a domicile of Karnataka for more than 2 years.

The suitor should be above 21 years of age at the time of submitting the application. He should have a permanent source of income of not less than Rs.500/- per month.

Beneficiaries

Women

Benefits

The benefits under this scheme are summarised as below:

For destitute widows:

Financial Assistance of Rs. 10,000/- is being given for the remarriage of destitute widows.

Initially an amount of Rs. 5,000/- is given to the couple to meet the expenses of the marriage and the balance amount of Rs.5000/- is kept in the form of National Savings Certificate in the name of the woman.

The annual income should be as per the Integrated Rural Development Programme norms.

For the devadasi woman:

Financial Assistance of Rs.10,000 will be given to a couple where the bride is a devadasi

She must be a domicile of Karnataka for more than 2 years.

The state government of Karnataka has modified the financial assistance for general category to Rs 20,000/- and to Rs 25,000/- for Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribes.

How To Apply

Contact to any of the following to avail the benefits under this scheme:

  • Deputy Director of Women and Child Development of the respective Districts Or
  • Child Development Project Officer (CDPO)

Sponsored By

State

Ministry

Women & Child Development Department,Karnataka

Date of Launch

Valid Upto

Information is not available

Status

Active

Sector

Women and Child



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