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Assam Government announces financial assistance for inter-caste marriage

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Guwahati: The Assam Government on Thursday  announced a financial incentive for Inter caste marriage scheme 2021-22.

The state government has invited applications from inter-caste married couples for availing incentives. The inter-caste couple 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:
  1. An inter caste marriage performed between April 2019 and March 2021.
  2. One spouse must belong to an SC community and the other a general caste.
  3. Annual income of the couple shouldn’t exceed Rs 5 lakh.

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