PMC increases aid for widows to Rs. 15K a year
As per the Ramai Swavlamban scheme, those widows whose annual income falls under Rs 1 lakh get financial aid from the PMC
Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to increase the financial aid amount given to widows from Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 a year under the Ramai Swavlamban scheme.
After Tuesday’s Standing Committee meeting, Yogesh Mulik, PMC Standing Committee Chairman, said, “The scheme is run by PMC’s Social Development Department. Currently, the corporation gives Rs 10,000 per year to a widow. There was a demand from various women’s organisations to increase the amount in view of increasing inflation, health and education expenses.”
As per the Ramai Swavlamban scheme, those widows whose annual income falls under Rs 1 lakh get financial aid from the PMC. Another condition is that the widow should have resided a minimum three years in Pune city. There are 2,694 widows taking financial help from the PMC.