Himachal Pradesh has urged Centre for providing more money for various Central schemes.

Social Justice and Empowerment minister Rajiv Saizal called upon Union Social Justice and Empowerment minister Thawar Chand Gehlot at New Delhi and sought for more funds.

He apprised him about various schemes and programmes being implemented by the state’s Social Justice and Empowerment Department.

He said that the socio-economic development of all sections of the society and equal representation of women in all spheres of development was the priority of present state government.

The state government had also recently established a 24×7 ‘Gudiya Help Line’ to control crime against women.

The Union Social Justice and Empowerment minister was informed about various state run schemes for senior citizens. Saizal said that the state government immediately after assuming power had reduced the age from 80 to 70 years for social security pension. It will benefit thousands of elderly people of the state.

Union Social Justice and Empowerment minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said that the Union government was providing enough financial assistance to Himachal Pradesh and assured him that the state would be provided adequate money for successful implementation of various welfare schemes.