Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on 14 April 2016 launched the Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana for widows.
Its objective of the scheme is to create equality and harmony in society, ensuring all round development.
Salient Features of the Yojana
• The programme is with a budget allocation of 80 crore rupees and a target of 11000 units (houses) for widows was set in 2016-17 financial year.
• An amount of 75000 rupees would be granted to build a house in districts in hilly terrains and 70000 rupees in plains and the amount would be distributed among the beneficiaries in three installments in their bank accounts.
• The widows would also get pension.
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