Assam Arundhati Gold Scheme – 1 Tola Gold [@ Rs. 40,000] to Brides at Marriage

Assam govt. announces Arundhati Gold Scheme in budget 2019-2020 to provide 1 tola gold (@ Rs. 40,000) to brides at marriage, annual income < 5 lakh, must have passed at-least 10th class & wedding must be registered under Special Marriage (Assam) Rules, 1954

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Assam Arundhati Gold Scheme – 1 Tola Gold [@ Rs. 40,000] to Brides at Marriage

Assam govt. has announced Arundhati Yojana in the Budget 2019-2020 presented on 6th February 2019. Under this scheme, the state govt. will provide 1 tola gold to brides at the time of their wedding. All such communities which have tradition to provide gold at the time of their daughter’s marriage will get gold. For availing Arundhati scheme benefits, the total annual income of bride must be less than Rs. 5 lakh. Moreover, marriage must be registered under Special Marriage (Assam) Rules, 1954.

This Arundhati Gold Scheme 2019 in Assam will ensure that the daughter’s of the state becomes happy in their after marriage life. Happy women lays a strong foundation for the holistic development of the state. Moreover, the customary traditions of the communities will get fulfilled which would enables citizen to live a life of dignity in their society. This scheme will cost Rs. 800 crore per annum to state exchequer.

In this year’s Assam budget, the state govt. has also launched Gyan Deepika Yojana, ANNA Yojana, Aapunar Apun Ghar Scheme, Minority Girls Scholarship Yojana, Indira Miri Universal Widow Pension Scheme.

Assam Arundhati Gold Scheme 2019 for Brides

Arundhati was wife of great sage Basistha and considered an epitome of chastity & conjugal bliss. For a father, there could be no greater joy than to see his daughter happily married with all the qualities and happiness that of Arundhati. As per the official announcement in the Assam Budget 2019-2020, all brides in such community where it is customary to provide gold at marriage will now get 1 tola gold. The current cost of 1 tola gold (per 10 grams) is approx. Rs. 40,000 which would be given at wedding of daughters.

Arundhati Yojana benefits can be availed upon formal registration of marriages under Special Marriage (Assam) Rules, 1954 & will reach beneficiaries right in time for the social marriage. It will be limited to only economically weaker sections, whose annual income is below Rs 5 lakh.

Irrespective of the social or economic status, every parent desires to bless his / her daughter and longs to witness her as a bride on her wedding day. A customary ritual which has been a part of the Assamese society for centuries is to gift a set of gold ornaments to one’s daughter as a blessing as she leaves her father’s home to start a new life for herself and her family.

The state govt. of Assam is happy to announce that now govt. will give “one tola gold”, costing around Rs. 40,000 as on today to all brides at the time of wedding. Assam govt. has earmarked a sum of Rs. 800 crore for the Arundhati Scheme. Assam Arundhati Yojana 2019 will rightfully form one of the beads of the Asthadash Mukutar Unnoyonee Mala.

The state govt. of Assam has the solemn responsibility to stand with those fathers who cannot afford to gift a set of gold ornaments to their dearest daughters and at some point of time, have to resort to borrowings and put themselves in a vicious cycle of debt.

It is important to note that adult bride must have passed 10th standard and marriage must be registered to avail scheme benefits. The educational qualification norm will not be applicable to girls from tea garden communities and adivasis.

How Gold Be Given under Assam Arundhati Yojana

All the conditions, including the educational and financial are not applicable to the bridegroom. Assam govt. will not give the gold in physical form. After registration and verification, govt. will deposit Rs. 30,000 in her bank account. Then she has to submit the receipt of the gold purchase. This amount cannot be used for other purposes.

The figure of Rs. 30,000 for 10 grams of gold has been arrived at after taking its average price for the entire year and it will be revised during the presentation of every budget.

Around 3 lakh marriages take place every year in Assam but only 50,000-60,000 are registered. So to increase marriage registration in Assam to 2 to 2.5 lakhs, govt. will provide gold under Arundhati Gold Scheme 2019.

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