Odisha: Incentive for marrying divyangs increased to Rs 2.5 lakh

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has increased the incentive for marrying divyang persons from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2,50,000 per eligible couple. The state government has apprised all collectors in this regard through letters.

During implementation of this scheme, some operational problems were brought to the notice of the concerned department, for which the incentive for marrying persons with benchmark disabilities has been enhanced from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh, official sources said.


* Cash incentive award can be given to either of the spouses with benchmark disability if other person marries a person with benchmark disability.

* The bridegroom and the bride must have completed 21 years and 18 years of age, respectively at the time of the marriage.

* Either of spouses should not have availed the incentive award under this scheme earlier.

* The said marriage should be dowry free.

* Both of the spouses should be residents of Odisha.

Eligible couples can apply online at ssepd.gov.in.

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