HYDERABAD: Telangana government on Sunday launched the single-women pensions scheme across the state. Single women will be given 1,000 per month in what is being described as the first such scheme in India.
In the towns of Chinnakoduru and Nunganuru of Siddipet, irrigation minister T Harish Rao handed over pension papers to 836 women. He said, before bifurcation the then government had provided pension of only 200. However, the TRS government is giving 1,000 pension to 36 lakh beneficiaries.
Transport minister Mahendar Reddy launched the scheme at Medchal, Vikarabad, Keesara, Rajendranagar, Chevella, Parigi and Kodangal. At a function held at the Medchal collectorate, MP Malla Reddy, MLA Sudheera Reddy and district collector M V Reddy participated. In RR district, 13,258 single women are being given pensions. “This is a scheme that will benefit unmarried women, joginis and divorced women”, the minister said.