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UP Government introduces mass marriage policy to discourage dowry

Feb 5, 2018 13:27 IST
UP Government introduces mass marriage policy to discourage dowry

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath said on February 4, 2018 that the state government has come up with a mass marriage policy for the poor girls in the state, under which financial assistance worth Rs 35000 will be provided at each wedding.

The main aim of the policy is to discourage the practice of dowry. The Chief Minister made the announcement while speaking at an event where he and Union Social Justice and Empowerment minister Thawar Chand Gehlot distributed tricycles and other assisting devices to 4,115 differently-abled persons.

Besides this, the Minister announced that a rehabilitation centre will come up in Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital campus for the disabled. He further said that the government would be providing motorised tricycles to at least 100 disabled people in each of the state’s 80 parliamentary constituencies.

Speaking on the development, Yogi Adityanath said that the motorised tricycles and employment facilities for the differently-abled will be available in all 75 districts or 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state. He added that at least 100 differently-abled persons in each Lok Sabha constituency will get such a tricycle. The move is aimed to empower the differently-abled.

Besides this facility, the state government has increased the reservation quota for the differently-abled in jobs to 4 per cent from earlier 3 per cent. The state has also increased the monthly pension to Rs 500 from Rs 300.

Union minister Gehlot announced on the occasion that the categories for the differently-abled have also been increased to 21 from earlier 7. He further said that the Union Government would be providing a universal card to the differently-abled to enable them to get benefits across the country.

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