Navsarjan study in 16 villages suggests widows not given their due in Gujarat

A study by Navsarjan Trust has found that majority of widows who were unable to get any job following their husbands’ death, may not be receiving any pension, despite Gujarat government directions on this. Based a focus group discussion (FGD) with tens of widows belonging to 16 villages of Patdi taluka, Surendranagar district, the study says that many of them have not received pension though they applied for it in accordance with a government resolution of 2012. It also found that a few women didn’t apply for pension because, though eligible, they were unaware of any scheme. This is in sharp contrast to Gujarat’s woman and child department claim that it is “sensitive towards women of 18-40 years, who have lost their husbands and initiates policy for their empowerment and economic living condition.”

For details click http://www.counterview.net/2014/07/gujarat-government-officials.html

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Posted on July 23, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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