Ganga Swaroop (Swarupa) Yojan

In Gujarat Government’s yet another initiative for showing sensitivity and transparency; Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here launched the Central Government’s National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) Portal for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) of monthly pension directly to 3.70-lakh widows, elderly and disabled women in 33 districts in the state. The amount was simultaneously transferred directly to the post accounts of the target women group with a click. The programme is being implemented in the state by Gujarat Government’s Women & Child Development Department.

‘Vidhva Sahay Yojna’ was renamed ‘Ganga Swarupa Yojna’ to lend respectability to the beneficiaries, the State Government had raised the monthly pension amount

Income Eligibility Criteria

Rs.47,000 to Rs.1,20,000 for women residing in rural areas.

Rs.68,000 to Rs.1,50,000 for women residing in urban areas.

This resulted in increase in number of beneficiaries from 1.64- lakh to 3.70-lakh.

Objective of Gujarat Vidhva Sahay Yojana

Financial funds will be provided to widows in the state of Gujarat also through the implementation of this scheme. It is often seen that widowed women do not get proper respect in the society. In such a situation, the Department of Women and Child Development of Gujarat has introduced Vidhva Sahay Yojana