Chandigarh: Haryana government today said it has decided to give Rs 31,000 to sportswomen for their marriages.
Under the ‘Mukhyamantri Vivah Shagun Yojana,’ Haryana government has decided to give “Rs 31,000 to all deserving sportswomen for their marriages,” said an official spokesman of the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department.
Besides, the government has decided to give Rs 11,000 as ‘Kanyadan’ in case of group marriages of girls.
Under the scheme, the amount of incentive for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Below Poverty Line) families, widows, divorced, destitute women or orphan and destitute children has been increased from Rs 31,000 to Rs 41,000.
Similarly, the amount of Rs 10,000 has also been increased to Rs 11,000 for all the families who have land holding less than 2.5 acres or income less than Rs one lakh per annum.