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Unmarried women above 50 to get pension in MP

IANS  |  Bhopal 

The government has set up a fund to provide pension to spinsters above 50 years, announced on Thursday.

Addressing a gathering here on the occasion of the International Women's Day, Chouhan, who was accompanied by his wife Sadhana Singh, said the government would set up the "Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh", which will be used to give pension to elderly unmarried women in the state.

"Why should women be honoured on just one day, why not every day? In India, women have been considered to be Godessess since time immemorial. Even Gods are known to have sought help of 'Shakti' in times of extreme crisis," he pointed out.

The said that a number schemes aimed at women empowerment were going on in the state.

"Several programmes have been launched in the state for the welfare of girls and women. The government will set up Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh, which will be utilised for women empowerment and provide for pension to unmarried women above the age of 50 years," he added.



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 20:32 IST