Mahtari Vandan Yojana (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     11th March 2024        

Context: The Prime Minister of India recently launched the Mahatari Vandana Yojana and disbursed the first installment under the scheme.

Mahtari Vandan Yojana

  • About: The scheme has been launched in Chhattisgarh to provide financial assistance of Rs 1000 per month to eligible married women of the state as monthly DBT.
  • Financial Assistance: Under the Mahtari Vandana Yojana, Chhattisgarh pledges Rs 1,000 per month to over 70 lakh married women, acknowledging their pivotal role in households and communities.
  • Aim: To nurture self-reliance among women, encouraging skill development and entrepreneurial ventures alongside providing financial aid, fostering economic empowerment.
  • Features:
  • Application Process: The scheme offers online application processes, ensuring accessibility and convenience for potential beneficiaries.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Married women aged 23 to 60 years in Chhattisgarh are eligible for the scheme.
  • Expanded Eligibility: Married women aged 21 and above as of January 1, 2024, including widows, divorced, and deserted women, will benefit from the scheme, totaling approximately 70 lakh women.
  • Scope and Vision: Launched in Chhattisgarh, the scheme extends Rs 1000 monthly DBT to eligible married women, promoting economic empowerment, financial security, gender equality, and reinforcing women's pivotal roles in families.
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