Dharamsala, 15 April
In the current fiscal year, a lakh more people in Himachal will receive social security pension, said Minister of Social Justice Sarveen Chaudhary, while today talking about a district function in Dharamsala.
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She said that during four years of the current BJP government, 2.21 lakh people had received social security pensions. In 2017, when the BJP came to power, the budget for social security pension in the state was Rs 436 crore. It had now risen to Rs 1,300 crore. The number of people receiving social security pensions had risen in the state after the government reduced the age of beneficiaries from 80 to 60, she added.
The minister said that for people who did not get the benefit of free LPG bottles under the center’s Ujjwala scheme, the state government had started Grahini Suvidha Yojana. As many as 1.37 lakh families had received free LPG bottles under the state scheme. This year, all beneficiary families under the scheme will receive one more free LPG bottle, she added.
Sarveen said that under Prime Minister Shagun Yojana, a financial grant of Rs 31,000 was given to BPL families for marriage with their daughters. She added that Himachal was evolving at a rapid pace and was now a role model for other hill states. Kangra DC Nipun Jindal, SP Khushal Sharma and Mayor of Dharamsala Municipal Corporation Onkar Nehria were present at the event.