The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr Mukul Sangma on 23 July 2014 launched a mass enrolment drive under the Chief Minister's Social Assistance (CMSA) Scheme for widows and persons with disabilities at Patharkhmah in Ri Bhoi District in Meghalaya.
Each beneficiary shall be given a financial assistance of 500 rupees per month under the scheme.
Eligibility of Receiving Financial Assistance under CMSA
As far as the persons with disabilities are concerned, there is no age bar for receiving the financial aid. However, in case of widow, the age limit of 58 years was decided for a woman and 60 years for a man to be made eligible for receiving this aid.
The CM, in the meanwhile, stated that the Government was working towards ensuring the upliftment of people in rural areas by providing them the livelihood opportunities in various sectors; especially tourism and agriculture.
About the Chief Minister's Social Assistance (CMSA) Scheme
The Chief Minister's Social Assistance (CMSA) Scheme was launched in Asanang in West Garo Hills in the year 2012.
Financial aid of 500 rupees per month is given to the beneficiaries of the scheme.
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