Assam Govt to award gold to brides under Arundhati scheme: Assam FM

Finance Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that in order to reduce child marriage, Assam govt has planned to spend Rs 800 crore per year under Arundhati scheme under which every bride will be awarded 1 tola of gold for free. "Assam govt is planning to spend Rs 800 crore per year under Arundhati scheme in which every bride of Assam will be given 1 Tola gold free if the marriage is registered. The aim of the scheme is to reduce child marriage as it'll require the marriage to be registered to avail benefits of the scheme," said Himanta Biswa Sarma.