03 April 2018

West Bengal Introduces 'Rupashree Scheme’ for Marriage of Poor Girls

West Bengal Introduces 'Rupashree Scheme’ for Marriage of Poor Girls


The state government of West Bengal introduced a new scheme called ‘Rupashree’ in order to provide marriage assistance to girls coming from economically weaker families with a budgetary allocation of Rs 1500 crore.
The scheme proposes to extend one-time financial assistance worth Rs 25,000 to the family of the girl whose annual income is up to Rs 1.5 lakh. The monetary assistance will be provided at the time of marriage after the girl has attained the age of 18 years.

Source- The Indian Express

Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • West Bengal CM- Mamata Banerjee, Governor- Keshri Nath Tripathi.

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