Scheme of Widow Remarriage - 'Mangalya'
|Description||:||In Kerala women not only outnumber men, but also outlive them. So the marital status of women in Kerala is very important. It could influence the overall level of care and support they receive from their family and society. Statistics shows that only 3.5 percent of the total male population in Kerala is widowers and the proportion of the widowed female population is 11.56 percent. This gender gap adversely affects women in every sphere of her life.
It is in this context, the Government of Kerala envisages the scheme ‘Mangalaya’ to encourage widow remarriage. The scheme imparts financial assistance for the widows / divorced to remarry.
||:||Women belonging to the age group of 18 – 50 yrs who are legally divorced and widowed.
||Financial Assistance of Rs. 25,000/- is provided for eligible widows and divorced women.|
|Eligibility criteria||:|| Remarriage certificate (remarriage taken place before the respective registrar) should be produced.
|How to Avail||:|| Application should be forwarded to Directorate of Social Justice through the respective child development project offices.
The following particulars should be attached to the application form.
1. Proof of first marriage.
2. Death certificate of first husband.
3. Legal document of divorce.
4. Proof of BPL category.
5. Proof of age in the form of school leaving certificate or certificate issued by competent authority.
6. Proof of Remarriage Certificate.
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