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AAP Govt to Give ₹1,000/M to Women Above 18 Years, Keeps Out I-T Payers

Putting women at the centre of its budget, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday promised Rs 1,000 per month to all women above 18 years of age for the 2024-25 fiscal in the national capital.

Presenting the budget 2024-25, Delhi finance minister Atishi announced the Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojana under which the AAP government will give ₹1000 monthly to all the women above the age of 18.

Later addressing a press conference, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “All non-income-tax paying women, who do not hold a government job or draw a government pension, will be eligible for this.” When asked about the number of women who will benefit from the scheme, Kejriwal said that there were about 67 lakh women above the age of 18 years in Delhi but about 45-50 lakh will be eligible.

“Today, we are introducing a revolutionary programme — Mukhya mantri Mahila Samman Yojana’ in which women above 18 years of age will be given ₹1000 every – month,” Delhi finance minister said. This marked the 10th budget of the Arvind Kejriwal government for Delhi. To ensure the smooth implementation of this new sche me in the national capital, the AAP government has allocated ₹2,714 crore in funds for the welfare and empowerment of women, said Atishi in the Delhi Vidhan Sabha.

The minister asserted that the idea behind the Mukhyamantri Mahila Samman Yojana was inspired by the ideals of the Ram Rajya. The overall Delhi budget has an outlay of ₹76,000 crore.

The starting date of the scheme has not been announced yet, but it is expected to commence after the Lok Sabha elections, scheduled for April-May.

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