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Dehradun, 19 February (Language) The Uttarakhand government has brought an ordinance to give women the right to co-ownership in their ancestral property. This ordinance has been brought in the wake of large number of men migrating from the mountainous regions of the state in search of livelihood. The ordinance focuses on providing economic freedom to women who are left behind and who have to depend on agriculture themselves for their survival. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat termed it as the biggest reform of his government and said that Uttarakhand has “one for other states as well

Dehradun, 19 February (Language) The Uttarakhand government has brought an ordinance to give women the right to co-ownership in their ancestral property. This ordinance has been brought in the wake of large number of men migrating from the mountainous regions of the state in search of livelihood. The ordinance focuses on providing economic freedom to women who are left behind and who have to depend on agriculture themselves for their survival. Describing it as the biggest reform of his government, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that Uttarakhand has “set a precedent for other states as well.” Is the first state to grant co-ownership rights. State BJP Mahila Morcha president Ritu Khanduri said that this is a “historic decision that will empower women”.

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