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WCD: Home for widows ‘Krishna Kutir’ inaugurated in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh: Details



Home for widows ‘Krishna Kutir’ inaugurated in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh: Details, Features, Aim, Purpose

Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 31st August 2018 inaugurated the widows’ home ‘Krishna Kutir’ at Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. 

Krishna Kutir is a special home for 1000 widows, set up by the Ministry of Women and Child Development under its ‘Swadhar Greh Scheme’ of the Ministry.

Krishna Kutir is the largest ever facility of its kind created by a government organisation. The Vrindavan home will offer shelter and protection to the large number of helpless widows of Vrindavan. 

Krishna Kutir has been constructed on 1.4 hectares of land through National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) at a cost of Rs 57.48 crore (including the cost of the land).

Krishna Kutir Homes four-storied building is designed and prepared in consultation with HelpAge India and is old age-friendly.

Krishna Kutir has facilities of ramp, lifts, the supply of adequate electricity, water and other amenities for meeting the requirement of senior citizens and persons with special challenges. Construction of the facility, which is also equipped with a large modern kitchen and a skill cum training centre, has been funded by Central Government and will be managed by the state government. 



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