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Himachal Pradesh Announces “Indira Gandhi Pyari Behna Sukh Samman Nidhi Yojna”

In a significant move, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu has announced a groundbreaking initiative aimed at empowering women in the state. The announcement comes as part of the Congress party’s pre-election promises, marking a pivotal step towards fulfilling its commitments to the electorate.

Introduction of Indira Gandhi Pyari Behna Sukh Samman Nidhi Yojna

  • Chief Minister Sukhvinder Sukhu unveiled the “Indira Gandhi Pyari Behna Sukh Samman Nidhi Yojna,” a scheme designed to provide financial support to women aged between 18 to 60 years.
  • Under this scheme, eligible women will receive a monthly stipend of ₹1,500, amounting to an annual expenditure of ₹800 crore. The initiative aims to cover over five lakh women, offering them much-needed financial assistance.

Empowering Young Women: Key Features of the Scheme

  • One of the highlights of the scheme is its focus on empowering young women. Chief Minister Sukhu emphasized that all girls above 18 years of age would receive ₹18,000 per annum under the initiative.
  • This ambitious endeavor not only provides financial aid but also signifies a commitment to uplifting and supporting the women of Himachal Pradesh.

Combatting Corruption and Delivering on Promises

  • Chief Minister Sukhu expressed his satisfaction with the government’s efforts to combat corruption and ensure the effective implementation of the scheme. By delivering on their promises, the government aims to build trust among the people and fulfill its electoral mandates.
  • The introduction of the “Indira Gandhi Pyari Behna Sukh Samman Nidhi Yojna” marks a significant milestone in the state’s journey towards inclusive development and women’s empowerment.

Restoration of Old Pension Scheme

  • In addition to the women empowerment initiative, Chief Minister Sukhu highlighted the government’s efforts to restore the old pension scheme, benefiting 1.36 lakh state employees.
  • This move underscores the government’s commitment to addressing the needs of its workforce and providing them with financial security.

Challenges Amidst Stability: Addressing Adverse Conditions

  • Despite facing challenges such as adverse financial conditions and natural disasters, Chief Minister Sukhu reiterated his government’s stability and determination to complete its five-year term.
  • The government’s proactive approach in handling crises and implementing effective measures reflects its resilience and commitment to serving the people of Himachal Pradesh.


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