Telangana government will soon start a pension scheme for single women from poor families in Telangana to provide them financial support. Under Single Women Pension Scheme in Telangana, an amount of Rs. 1000 will be provided in the form of pension and the government is all set to start the scheme in April 2017.
The scheme will benefit single women whose annual income is below Rs 2 lakh and belong to BPL (Below Poverty Line) families.
“Poverty inflicts more misery among women than men” keeping the point in mind, the government has decided to launch Single Women Pension Scheme under which a pension of Rs. 1,000 will be provided to single women.
The district collectors had also been directed to start registering details of single women eligible for the pension. And the request sent to all legislators to get eligible women enrolled under the scheme.
At present, the government is providing pension to aged people, differently-abled person and widows under Asara scheme. A scheme to provide ₹1,000 as monthly pension to women beedi workers is also under implementation.
To strengthen women, the Telangana government also launched Kalyana Laxmi and Shaadi Mubarak schemes to meet the wedding expenses of girls under which thousands of families benefited and received a financial assistance of Rs 51,000.