‘Road, water more important’: MP women say Ladli Behna scheme ‘not enough’

Newslaundry spoke to women in three villages in Sehore on the Chouhan government’s ‘game changer’ scheme.

WrittenBy:NL Team

Madhya Pradesh government’s Ladli Behna scheme – rolled out a few months before the November 17 polls and aimed at more than 10 million marginalised women – has been hailed as a “game changer” in political circles.    

Newslaundry spoke to women in three villages of Sehore district to tap the pulse on the ground.   

“I am a beneficiary of Vidhwa Pension scheme and get Rs 600. So they give me only Rs 400 under the Ladli Behna scheme, instead of Rs 1,000,” said a woman, claiming that her complaints to officials have fallen on deaf ears.

Another woman said: “Ladli Behna scheme is aimed at luring women voters. But for us basic amenities like water and roads are more important.”


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