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Bengal Introduces 'Rupashree' for Marriage of Poor Girls

Published on April 04, 2018
West Bengal has launched "Rupashree" Scheme for the marriage of poor girls. Said to be the dream project of Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, the scheme will offer one-time financial support for the marriage of poor women.

Bengal Introduces 'Rupashree' for Marriage of Poor Girls


For the ‘Rupashree’ scheme, a woman has to fill the application form before her marriage and submit it to the Block Development Officer (BDO) or Municipality Office. An amount of Rs 25,000 will be credited to her bank account before her marriage.


  • The women must be a permanent resident of West Bengal.
  • She should be above 18 years at the time of her marriage.
  • The annual cap on an annual family income of should be Rs 1.5 lakh.


This will benefit annually around six lakh families and a proposed fund ofRs 1500 crore in the for this scheme has been approved.

Expected Questions

Which state government has launched Rupashree scheme?
a. Rajasthan
b. West Bengal
c. Assam
d. Madhya Pradesh
e. Odisha

Rupashree scheme is launched with an objective to provide financial help for
a. setting up small-scale business for women  
b. providing sanitary napkins at affordable rates
c.  education of poor girls
d. marriage of poor girls
e. None of these

What amount is provided to the girl who registers to seek financial help for her marriage under Rupashree Scheme in West Bengal?
a. Rs. 25000
b. Rs. 15000
c. Rs. 10000
d. Rs. 20000
e. Rs. 30000

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