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India Status of Widow, Divorced and Deserted Women

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  1. rajneesh madhok

    rajneesh madhok India
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    As per the 2001 census, there are 34.3 million widows and 2.34 million divorced / separated women in the country.

    This information was given by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child Development (Independent Charge) in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. She further said that the Ministry of WCD is implementing following three schemes to protect the interest of widows, divorced and deserted women:

    i. Swadhar and Short Stay Homes for relief and rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances.
    ii. Support for Training & Employment Programme (STEP), Skill Upgradation Training is provided to assetless and Below Poverty Line women.
    Apart from these, Ministry of Rural Development is also administering the following three schemes

    (i) Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) under which pension is provided to a widow in the age group of 40-64 years and living below poverty line @ Rs.200/- per month;
    (ii) Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme under which a pension of Rs.200/- per month is provided to the persons above sixty five years of age belonging to BPL including women; and
    (iii) NREGA, under which willing persons including women are entitled to guaranteed 100 days employment during a year.

    Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is also administering an Integrated Programme for Older Persons (IPOP) which is being implemented since 1992 with the objective of improving the quality of life of senior citizens including women by providing basic amenities like shelter, food medical care etc.

    State-wise number of Widow, Divorced and Deserted Women in the country:

    Please refer to the attached tables.

    Rajneesh Madhok

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  3. spnadmin

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    Because of technical difficulties with capturing the table, the data for element 17. Karnataka is not complete. Here it is

    Widowed women 2322843

    Divorced/separated women 145046
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