Transgenders welcome ‘Mythri’

The Hindu, India
BANGALORE, July 13, 2013

‘Manaswini’ to help unmarried and divorced women under BPL category
Special Correspondent

In a move to help transgenders and bring them into the social
mainstream, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced “Mythri”,
a new scheme under which a monthly pension of Rs. 500 will be paid.

Akkai Padmashali, an activist from Sangama, said that it was a very
positive step with the government fulfilling their long-pending
demand.

However, Ms. Akkai said that Rs. 500 was meagre considering the plight
of transgenders.

Though the approximate population of transgenders in the State was
30,000, there was a need to conduct a census to have a clear picture,
she added.

Similarly, Mr. Siddaramaiah announced “Manaswini” to provide monthly
pension of Rs. 500 to unmarried women who have crossed the age of 40
and also divorced women under the below poverty line category.

Copyright© 2013, The Hindu

 

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