The Madhya Pradesh government has announced to give Rs 2 lakh to a person marrying a widow. The scheme has been launched by the state government to promote remarriage of widows.
The state's social justice department has initated the scheme.
The Madhya Pradesh government is expecting 1000 widow marriages every year once the scheme is launched.
The state government to ensure misuse of the scheme has put in a few conditions.
One can only get the proposed money under the remarriage scheme if her marriages a widow less than 45-year-old, his marriage with the widow should be first marriage, the couple has to get their marriage registered in the district collectorate and any proof issued by gram panchayats and local bodies regarding the marriage will not be accepted.
Early this year the Supreme Court had asked the BJP-led government to frame a policy to encourage remarriage of widows.
The Madhya Pradesh government is to invest Rs 20 crore every year for the scheme.
According to the draft, anyone in Madhya Pradesh marrying a widow aged between 18 years and 45 years will get Rs 2 lakh.
According to a senior state's social justice department officer, widow remarriage proposal is ready to be sent to the finance department.
The officer added, once the finance department gives its nod it will be placed before the cabinet.
If officials of the state social justice department are to be believed the widow remarriage scheme will come into effect within three months.