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Scheme for Widow Remarriage : Mangalya.

Title: Mangalya
Scheme Type: State Government
Department: Social Welfare Department

In Kerala women not only out number men, but also outlive them. So the marital status of women in Kerala is very important. It could influence the overall level of care and support they receive from their family and society. Statistics shows that only 3.5 percent of the total male population in Kerala is widowers and the proportion of the widowed female population is 11.56 percent. This gender gap adversely affects women in every sphere of her life.

It is in this context, the Government of Kerala envisages the scheme ‘Mangalaya’ to encourage widow remarriage. The scheme imparts financial assistance for the widows / divorced to remarry. 

Application should be forwarded to Directorate of Social Welfare through the respective child development project offices.

The following particulars should be attached to the application form.

   1. Proof of first marriage.
   2. Death certificate of first husband.
   3. Legal document of divorce.
   4. Proof of BPL category.
   5. Proof of age in the form of school leaving certificate or certificate issued by competent


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