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Krishna Kutir: Government inaugurates home for 1000 widows in Vrindavan

Published on September 04, 2018
Union Ministry of Women and Child Development recently had inaugurated widows' home "Krishna Kutir" at Vrindavan in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
Krishna Kutir: Government inaugurates home for 1000 widows in Vrindavan
  • Krishna Kutir is a special home for 1000 widows set under Swadhar Greh scheme and is the largest ever facility of its kind created by a government organization.
  • It was constructed to mitigate the plight of widows living in pathetic condition in Vrindavan.

About Krishna Kutir:

  • Its construction was funded by Central Government and will be managed by UP Government.
  • It was constructed on 1.4 hectare of land allotted by UP Government through National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC).
  • It has 100 rooms or dormitories with a capacity of housing 1000 inmates at a time.
  • Its name was selected after a month-long Vrindavan Ashram contest held on social media and entry of Sunita Katyal- "Krishna Kutir", was adjudged as the winning entry.
  • The design of this Home was prepared in consultation with Helpage India and is old age friendly.
  • It consists of ground plus three floors with facilities of ramp, lifts, supply of adequate electricity, water and other amenities for meeting the requirements of senior citizens and persons with special challenges.
  • It is also equipped with a large modern kitchen and a skill cum training centre.
  • It also has two dispensaries and a physiotherapy facility to provide regular medical check-ups to inmates.

About the Swadhar Greh Scheme:

  • It is implemented by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • It aims to ensure economic and social security to women in distress or victims of difficult circumstances who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity.
  • It envisages providing shelter, food, clothing and health as well as economic and social security for these women.


Q. What is the name of the widows' home that Union Ministry of Women and Child Development had recently inaugurated at Vrindavan in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh?
a. Radha Kutir
b. Ram Kutir
c. Krishna Kutir
d. None of the above

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