Mangalya scheme for widow remarriage

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In Kerala Women  not only out number men, but also outlive them,  So the martial 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.  Statics shows only 3.5 percent of the total male population  in Kerala are widowers and the  proportion of the widowed  female population  is 11.56% .  This gender gap adversely affect women in every sphere of her life.

          It is in this context, the Government of Kerala envisages the scheme  called Mangalya to  encoverage   widow remarriage.  The scheme  imparts financial assistance for the widows/divorced to remarry.

Target Group



Documents Required

The following particulars should be attached  to the application  form .

  1. Proof  of remarriage
  2. Death Certificate of first Husband
  3. Legal document of divorce (For divorced women )
  4. Proof of BPL/Priority Category
  5. Proof of age in  the from of school leaving certificate or certificate  issued by competent authority.
  6. Proof of remarriage certificate.
  7. Certificate from Village officer showing that husband has deserted the women for over 7 years (for such applicant )
  8. Copy of bank pass

    Financial/Help Assistance pattern

     Financial    Assistance of Rs.  25000/- is    provided for  eligible widows and divorced women.

    Implementing Agency

    Application should be  forwarded to District Women and Child Officers through Child Development Project Officers.


    Forms Mangalya - Application Form

    Handling Section in WCD Directorate

    Section: Women Empowerment Cell - WEC (Directorate)
    Seat: WEC2
    Name: SOFI M R
    Designation: Senior Clerk