Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to launch a pension scheme covering 25.57 lakh families which would be given Rs 400 per month.

The decision to launch 'Rani Lakshmi Bai Pension Scheme' was taken at a cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, here.

 The beneficiaries under the scheme would be mainly women head of families, officials said. "In financial year 2012-13, 25.75 lakh families will be covered under the scheme," they said.

Those who are not covered under the BPL list, Antyodaya scheme and other pension schemes would be included in the scheme.

The beneficiaries for the scheme would be selected in an open meeting of Gram Sabhas in the presence of SDMs.

The cabinet also accepted proposals for amending rules pertaining to computerisation of revenue records.


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