Telangana Government: On Friday, the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said that the state government will provide Rs. 1000 for single women. Those single women from the poorer sections will get Rs. 1000 from April 1, 2017. The TS CM said that this scheme would benefit around three lakh of single women all over the state.
The new scheme that was announced on Friday will cover those women who are abandoned or divorced. The scheme would also cover those abandoned or neglected by their families or husbands. The Chief Minister of the state of Telangana said that the money will be provided in the Budged to be presented in March.
Telangana Govt Will Pay Rs. 1000 Monthly to Poor Single Women: Scheme will Benefit 3 Lakh Women
The TS CM KCR speaking in the Assembly said that the money will be provided in the annual Budget that will be presented in March. The CM also directed the collectors to give wide publicity and enrol single women for the scheme. Then he would submit the list of the beneficiaries at the earliest. The CM has urged all the Members of Legislative Assembly to make sure that the benefits of this scheme only reached those who deserve it. The CM has asked the MLAs to take up monitoring at the field level in their constituencies while selecting the beneficiaries. The state of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao said in the midst of applause from the treasury benches said:
“Preliminary estimates made by the government indicate that there is nearly 3 lakh single women in the state, who are facing acute poverty and are struggling to eke out a livelihood with no support from their husband or family members. They have remained alone due to family problems or other reasons. As these women are more prone to poverty than men, we took the decision to support them by extending Rs 1,000 every month to distressed single women. We have not promised any scheme for single women in our party manifesto. In order to mitigate their problems, we took this decision on humanitarian grounds”