Haryana raises cash reward for inter-caste marriages

Wednesday 04th March 2015 06:51 EST

Chandigarh: The Haryana government said it had decided to raise the cash reward under the inter-caste marriage scheme from Rs 50,000 to 100,000. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said with the hike in the reward money, the number of inter-caste marriages would go up and help in removing caste discrimination. He said that such assistance should be provided through bank accounts under the Pradhanmantri Jan-Dhan Yojana. Reviewing the implementation of provisions of SC/ST Act, the Chief Minister said the meetings of district level vigilance and monitoring committees should be held on schedule, and directions in this regard should be issued to Deputy Commissioners.

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