UP pension for BPL families

May 23rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday announced an ambitious pension scheme to pay Rs.400 a month for families living below the poverty line.

Under the Rani Laxmibai Pension Scheme, the money will be given in two six-monthly instalments.

The primary beneficiary would be a woman head of a family. If there is no woman, a man would be chosen to get the money.

In the current financial year, as many as 25.75 lakh poor families are likely to be reached through this scheme at a cost of Rs 1.289 crore.

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