Widows and tribal women issues is a priority-Dhumal

Addressing a rally of the ‘Himachal Ekal Nari Shakti Sangathan’ assembled outside the HP Vidhan Sabha complex, Chief Minister today announced that the state Government would develop a policy to provide separate ration cards and free medical treatment in the Government hospitals to the widows.

He said that the government is sensitive to the social and economic problems faced by the widows and would talk all measures possible so as to deliver them justice, social and economic security. The state Government was spending 60 crore over the social security pensions annually and providing cash award to the person marrying widows to help them lead socially a secure life, he added.

He assured that the state would be first to implement the Right to Property Act which would provide equal right in the property to the tribal women. He further said that about 2,37,250 widows, old age and handicapped were being provided social security cover and new cases were also being scrutinized with an effort to priorities the pending cases.

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