Jammu & Kashmir

Admin to provide Rs 50,000 for marriage of poor women in JK

A file photo of Kashmiri brides as they pose for a photograph during a mass marriage event organised by civil society in Srinagar in 2018. 105 couples hailing from different parts of the Valley had tied the knot with hundreds of people watching the occasion.

Srinagar: The Administrative Council (AC) which met in Jammu under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor of JK, Manoj Sinha, restructured the State Marriage Assistance Scheme to provide benefits to all AAY and PHH families.

Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisors to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, JK and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.

As per the restructured scheme, any women of legally marriageable age belonging to the families of Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) or Priority Household (PHH) ration card holders, will be eligible for one-time financial assistance of Rs 50,000. The assistance will be given before her marriage, for which she will be required to apply at least one month in advance to the concerned District Social Welfare Officer.

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