Jeevala scheme for prisoners

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The Prisons Department of the Government of Maharashtra has launched a first of its kind credit scheme called 'Jeevala' for prisoners lodged in jails across the state.

  • The loan scheme called 'Jivhala' has been introduced by the Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank for prisoners who are serving jail terms for more than three years.

  • The pilot project of this scheme was presented at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune.

  • This scheme will be extended to around 60 jails by the Maharashtra government.

  • The loan from this scheme can be used by the prisoners for the education of their children, medical treatment of family members, legal fees or other expenses.

  • About Maharashtra State

  • Formation - 1 May 1960

  • Capital- Mumbai (Summer), Nagpur (Winter)

  • District- 36

  • Governor- Bhagat Singh Koshyari

  • Chief Minister- Uddhav Thackeray

  • Deputy Chief Minister- Ajit Pawar

  • Legislative Council seats- 78

  • Assembly seats - 288

  • Lok Sabha seats- 48

  • Other Schemes - Mission Kabach Kundal, Mission Oxygen Self Response Scheme, Swadhar Yojana

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