People protest against Bihar Govt. for its reluctance to pay pension to widows

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Patna, July 14 (ANI): People in Bihar on Monday launched a protest against the state government for not providing widows their due under a social security scheme. The Laxmibai Social Security Widow Pension Scheme, introduced in 2007, is aimed at the welfare of widows in Bihar. Under the scheme, widows living under the poverty line are provided with an amount of Rs.300 per month. The protesters said that the state government had promised an amount of rupees 11 lakh in September last year but the amount is yet to be distributed among the aggrieved parties.


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