The sate government of Assam has launched Arundhati Gold Scheme for newlywed bride from economically backward families. Under this scheme, government will provides financial assistance up to Rs.40,000 for buying gold to newly married couples who have applied for the scheme.
Assam Arundhati Gold Scheme, the state government provides Rs.40,000 to gils from the family with an annual income of less than Rs.5 lakh provided the marriage is registered under special Marriage Act, 1954.
To get the benefits of Arundhati Gold Scheme both the bride and groom have to attain legal age marriage (18 year for girl and 21 year for boys) and must have passed at least class 10 to be eligible for the scheme. The bride can avail the benefit only for her 1st marriage.
Assam Arundhati Gold Scheme 2020
Under the Arundhati Gold Scheme, the Assam Govt. had announced 10 gm (1 tola) gold or the equal amount in money to any bride of EWS families with less than Rs.5 lakh annual income. To avail this scheme, the beneficiaries are required to register their marriages under the special marriage Act, 1954 before a competent authority apart from fulfilling education and age related criterion.
The objective of the scheme to facilitate parents of girl children who are economically not sound, but like all other parents desire to give some gold which is considered auspicious to their daughters as a gift at the time of marriage. The sate government of Assam said this will encourage marriage registrations mostly among poor and rural people.
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the philosophy behind most state government scheme is to address the problems faced by the society.
According to the govt figures, 1121 couples registered for the scheme, out of which 587 were found eligible,