Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, announced today that the present State Government is actively considering a proposal to raise the widow re-marriage grant from Rs. 65,000 to Rs. One lakh in an effort to provide enhanced support to them. This initiative aims to encourage remarriage and facilitate the rehabilitation of widows. The proposal is set to be presented before the Cabinet soon for approval, he said.
The Chief Minister emphasized the government’s unwavering commitment to uplift the underprivileged sections of society. The present State Government has already launched several innovative and welfare schemes, dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable communities, ensuring they can lead dignified and empowered lives, he added.