Widow Pension

This is a very important scheme for welfare of women. The indigent widows are granted pension @ Rs. 750 p.m. per head. At present total sanctioned strength is 44569. Expenditure is incurred from both Plan & Non Plan budget.
Eligibility

1.      Widow

2.      At least 10 years staying in West Bengal

3.      Who cannot earn and who has no close relative to look after

                                                                      FORM : Application for widow Allowance

                                                              SOURCE: Department of Woman & Child Development & Social Welfare,Directorate of Social Welfare