While the barrage of attacks on Bihar government for Muzaffarpur sex scandal keep raining, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has launched a new tall scheme that promises paying Rs 54,100 to girl child from her birth till she completes graduation.
Named as the ‘Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana’, the scheme launched in Bihar by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar makes ambitious promises of providing financial support to every girl child born in the state till she completes graduation. The scheme is intended to aid female children in the suppressive society and express the government’s stand for resolving women empowerment in the state. Under girl child scheme, the Bihar state government promises to provide Rs. 54,100 from the birth of a girl child till she graduates.
Under the ambitious scheme, the government will provide Rs 2000 upon birth of a girl child and after issuing Aadhaar card the family would get an additional amount of Rs 1000. Then, Rs 2000 for immunisation within 2 months, Rs 600 for purchase of uniform, Rs 700 for uniform in between class three to five, Rs 1000 when she reaches 6th to 8th standard and Rs 1500 in between 9th to 12th standard. Upon clearance of the intermediate exam, Rs 10,000 will be given to all unmarried girls to encourage them to pursue higher education, Rs 7221 during program and Rs 25,000 after graduation to married and unmarried women.
Besides this, Nitish Kumar also made announcement about the launch of several other schemes like increase in amount under the ‘Bicycle Yojna’ from Rs 2500 to Rs 3000, which was launched in 2006. The bicycle scheme provides money to girls studying in school for easy transportation and the initiative had won a lot of applause across India and abroad. Another scheme Nitish Kumar update was the ‘Kishori Swasthya Yojna’ by doubling the amount for purchase of sanitary napkin to Rs 300 from existing Rs 150.