Madhya Pradesh government offers Rs 2 lakh to those who marry a widow to encourage widow remarriage

In a bid to endorse widow remarriage, the Madhya Pradesh government has proposed a first of its kind initiative to offer Rs. 2 lakh to those who marry a widow. The MP government is offering a monetary incentive for those who marry a widow between the age of 18-45 years, given that it must be the man’s first marriage and the couple registers their marriage in the District Collectorate.  Earlier in July, the Supreme Court had directed the Centre to frame a policy to encourage widow remarriage.