Ghaziabad: 97 marriages solemnized under UP govt’s mass marriage scheme

  • | Saturday | 9th February, 2019

GHAZIABAD: Under Uttar Pradesh government’s Mukhya Mantri Samuhik Vivah Yojna mass marriage scheme ) for girls from economically weaker sections of society, 97 marriages were solemnized in the district. Mass marriages under the said scheme took place in entire state with 15380 marriages was being solemnized in the state.Ever since the scheme was launched in the state last year, there were few takers in Ghaziabad. So far 188 such marriages have taken place but it is way short of 1500 marriage target set by the government for the year 2018-19. This despite state government hiking incentive from Rs 35,000 to Rs 51,000 for each married couple.“On Saturday 97 marriages were solemnized in the district under Mukhya Mantri Samuhik Vivah Yojna with maximum 23 marriages taking place in Bhojpur block ” said Sanjay Kumar Vyas , district social welfare officer. The state government with an intent to bring more beneficiaries under scheme had raised per annum income of the family from Rs 54,000 for urban centers and Rs 46,000 for rural areas to Rs 2 lakh.“This Rs 2 lakh annual income cap for beneficiary families were raised in August last year and this saw more and more families opting for the scheme but even then the turnout was not satisfactory” said an official.

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