Assam govt announces incentive for inter-caste marriage

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The government invited applications from inter-caste couples for availing incentives who got married between April 2019 and March 2021.
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Assam govt announces incentive for inter-caste marriage
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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.

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