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Unmarried women above 50 to get pension in MP
March 09, 2018
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Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has set up a fund to provide pension to spinsters above 50 years, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Thursday.

Addressing a gathering here on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, Chouhan, who was accompanied by his wife Sadhana Singh, said the government would set up the “Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh”, which will be used to give pension to elderly unmarried women in the state.

“Several programmes have been launched in the state for the welfare of girls and women. The government will set up Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh, which will be utilised for women empowerment and provide for pension to unmarried women above the age of 50 years,” he added.

Separately, Jharkhand doctor Bharti Kashyap was on Thursday conferred with the “Nari Shakti Puraskar-2017” by President Ram Nath Kovind for her exemplary service to society and contribution to women’s empowerment.

Indo-Asian News Service
 

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