Taking cue from Deepika Padukone film Chapaak, Uttarakhand government proposes pension scheme for acid attack survivors

  • Inspired by the movie 'Chhapaak' which revolves around the life of an acid attack survivor, the Uttarakhand government proposes to introduce a pension scheme for such victims in the state to help them lead a dignified life

  • There are ten acid attack survivors in Uttarakhand who live in Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts

  • A proposal to introduce a scheme like this has been prepared and will soon be presented before the Cabinet for its approval, state Minister for Women and Child Welfare Rekha Arya said on Sunday

Dehradun: Inspired by the movie 'Chhapaak' which revolves around the life of an acid attack survivor, the Uttarakhand government proposes to introduce a pension scheme for such victims in the state to help them lead a dignified life.

There are ten acid attack survivors in Uttarakhand who live in Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts. A proposal to introduce a scheme like this has been prepared and will soon be presented before the Cabinet for its approval, state Minister for Women and Child Welfare Rekha Arya said on Sunday.

The proposal is to give a monthly pension of Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,000 to such women, she said. Deepika Padukone starrer 'Chhapaak', directed by Meghna Gulzar, presents the story of acid attack survivor and activist Laxmi Agarwal.

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Updated Date: Jan 13, 2020 13:48:51 IST