Himachal Pradesh Government Announces Welfare Initiatives for Underprivileged Sections

Himachal Pradesh Government Announces Welfare Initiatives for Underprivileged Sections

Himachal Pradesh Government Announces Welfare Initiatives for Underprivileged Sections

The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, has announced several initiatives aimed at improving the lives of underprivileged sections of society. These initiatives focus on providing financial assistance for education, healthcare, and housing, particularly for widows and individuals with disabilities.

Key Highlights:

  • Enhanced Social Security Pensions: 40,000 new beneficiaries will be added to the social security pension scheme, with an additional budget allocation of Rs. 70 crore. This scheme currently benefits over 7.8 lakh individuals.
  • Mukhya Mantri Sukh-Shiksha Yojana: This new scheme will support the higher education of children of widows until they reach 27 years of age, with an income limit of Rs. 1 lakh annually. It covers expenses for various courses, including medical, engineering, and professional degrees.
  • Financial Support for Widows: The government will provide financial assistance to widows for constructing their own homes and ensure essential amenities like electricity and water.
  • Centre of Excellence for Persons with Disabilities: A dedicated center will be established in Solan district to offer higher education opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This center will provide comprehensive facilities, including accommodation and financial assistance for those without a place to live.
  • Healthcare Insurance: The annual health insurance premium for eligible women will be covered by the state government.

These initiatives demonstrate the Himachal Pradesh government’s commitment to promoting social welfare and ensuring equal opportunities for all citizens. The focus on education, healthcare, and housing addresses critical needs and empowers underprivileged individuals to build a brighter future.

Keywords: Himachal Pradesh, Social Welfare, Education, Healthcare, Housing, Widows, Disabilities, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu
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