Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme


Objectives of Scheme:

  • To assure a respectful life financial assistance are provided to the widows living below poverty line (BPL).

Eligibility of the Beneficiaries:

  • Widows of age group 40 to 79 years.

Benefits Under the Scheme:

  • Rs. 350 per month ( central contribution - Rs. 300, State Contribution - Rs. 50)

Selection Process:

The urban bodies / village panchayats will forward the application to the respective ULBs/Janpad panchayats with their recommendation. The respective urban bodies / Janpad panchayats have the right to accept / reject the same.