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Himachal Pradesh’s chief minister says he would fund widows’ children’s further education

<p>Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu emphasized the government’s initiatives for the welfare of disadvantaged groups in society during a state-level Ekal Nari Sangathan meeting. According to the official statement, the Chief Minister revealed intentions to add 40,000 more beneficiaries to the social security pension system in the next fiscal year, at an extra cost of Rs 70 crore</p>
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<p>At the moment, the program receives funding of around Rs. 1,260 crore and benefits 7,84,000 people, including leprosy sufferers, the elderly, widows, single women, and people with disabilities. The “Mukhya Mantri Sukh-Shiksha Yojana,” a program launched by Chief Minister Sukhu, provides educational help to widowed women’s children up to the age of 27, provided their yearly income does not exceed one lakh rupees.</p>
<p>Higher education programs including medical, engineering, NITs, IIMs, IITs, nursing, graduation, and post-graduation are all included in the Mukhya Mantri Sukh-Shiksha Yojana. It involves a monthly allotment of Rs. 1,000 to be paid into recurring deposit accounts for qualifying youngsters until they reach eighteen. For qualifying women, the State Government would additionally pay the yearly payment for health insurance, at an extra cost of around Rs. 41 crore.</p>
<p>In addition, widows will get financial assistance from the state government to construct their houses, guaranteeing basic utilities like water and electricity. The creation of a Center of Excellence for Education of Persons with Disabilities in Kandaghat, Solan district, was emphasized by Chief Minister Sukhu. This center will serve people with disabilities up to the age of 27 with a wide range of amenities, such as playgrounds and residential housing. Eligible Divyang children who do not have a place to dwell will get financial aid for rental housing.</p>
<p>Deputy Commissioner Shimla Anupam Kashyap, MLA Harish Janartha, and members of the Ekal Nari Sangathan were present when these revolutionary humanitarian measures were announced.</p>