Nuapada: BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today unveiled party’s manifesto for women at Komana in Nuapada district. He promised marriage assistance of Rs 25,000 for poor families and interest free loan to women SHGs among many others.
“Under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana, free medical treatment for women will be hiked from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. Free education for girls from KG to College, including Medical and Engineering streams will also be provided. Marriage assistance of Rs 25,000 will be given to poor families,” announced Patnaik at an election rally in Komana.
Women SHGs will be provided loan up to Rs 5 lakh loan at zero per cent interest, promised Patnaik.
Earlier on Friday, Patnaik promised to provide two installments (Rs 10,000) of financial assistance to all the beneficiaries of the KALIA scheme a day after BJD comes to power in the State.
Elections will be held in Odisha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 in 21 Lok Sabha and 147 Assembly constituencies.