Guwahati: The Assam government on Thursday announced a financial incentive for inter-caste marriage scheme for the year 2021-2022.
As per the announcement, the state government has invited applications from inter-caste couples for availing incentives who got married between April 2019 and March 2021 can avail the scheme.
The scheme will cover couples whose inter-community marriages face stiff resistance from their families. The state will offer an amount from which they can at least start a small business.
Taking to Twitter, the Assam government wrote, “Applications are invited from inter-caste married couples for availing financial incentive under the Inter Caste Marriage Scheme 2021-22.”
The last date of submitting applications has been set for December 3, 2021.
Eligibility to Avail the incentive:
An inter caste marriage performed between April 2019 and March 2021.
One spouse must belong to an SC community and the other a general caste.
Annual income of the couple shouldn’t exceed Rs 5 lakh.