The state cabinet today approved the "Mukhyamantri Kalyani Sahayata Yojana" in a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, informed Public Relations Minister Narottam Mishra.
Mishra said that the state would, from here on, refer to a widow as "kalyani".
"The government will provide financial assistance of Rs two lakh for the remarriage of widows," he said.
Earlier in October last year, Chouhan had made an appeal to people asking them to come forward to encourage remarriage of widows and root out social evils like dowry and child marriage.
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