Himachal to launch Mukhyamantri Vidhwa Evam Ekal Nari Awas Yojna

The State Government will soon launch a new scheme ‘Mukhyamantri Vidhwa Evam Ekal Nari Awas Yojna’ to provide financial assistance to eligible widows and single women for the construction of houses. Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that the State Government would provide Rs. 1.5 lakh financial assistance under this scheme to about 7000 such women during the current financial year.

To avail of benefits under this scheme, the eligible women must have an annual income of less than Rs. 2 lakhs. The Women and Child Development Department is finalizing the modalities of the scheme. The Chief Minister said that this initiative of the State Government will provide much-needed support to these women who often face difficulties in accessing housing due to financial constraints. With the financial assistance under this scheme, these women will now be able to construct their own homes, which will not only provide them with a safe and secure living space but also a sense of ownership and empowerment of women, he added.

Moreover, the houses constructed under this scheme will be equipped with basic facilities such as electricity, water, and other necessary amenities, which would ensure that the women have access to essential resources that are required for their daily lives.

The scheme is a step towards improving the living conditions of widows and single women and providing them with the support they need to lead a dignified life. The government’s efforts to address the housing needs of these vulnerable groups would go a long way in promoting inclusive and sustainable development in the state, he said.

The welfare of the underprivileged section of society is the focus area of the present State Government and many initiatives have been introduced in the budget 2023-24. Reforms to improve the living standards of weaker sections of society are underway and results would be visible in the times to come

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