Odisha govt announces Rs 1 lakh cash incentives for inter-caste marriage

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Odisha government on Thursday enhanced the cash incentive for inter-caste marriage from existing Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh.

The amount would be given irrespective of the economic status of the marrying couple and has to be used to purchase land or household articles, said an official.

“The state government has decided to hike the cash incentive for inter-caste marriages keeping the current situation in mind,” said Surendra Kumar, SC and ST Development secretary.

The grant to couples for inter-caste marriages between the Scheduled Caste belonging to the Hindu community and other caste-Hindus was under consideration of the Government and the proposal was also discussed in the meeting of the Scheduled Caste Welfare Advisory Board held on June 2015.

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