Bihar Govt. approves Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana – Incentives for Girls to Stop Child Marriage

Published Date - 23 April 2018 06:24:21 Updated Date - 23 April 2018 06:26:03

Bihar Govt. has launched Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana as a major initiative to stop child marriage. Under this scheme, govt. will provide Rs. 5000 on the birth of a girl child, Rs. 10000 after completion of inter school examinations (unmarried) and Rs. 25000 on passing graduation degree. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar approved an ambitious scheme under which a girl would be given Rs 25,000 as an incentive if she acquires graduation degree. Under this scheme, the state government will spend Rs 54,100 on every girl child born in Bihar who completes her studies till graduation. This includes Rs 25,000 to every girl.

The scheme will provide monetary incentives to every girl child during various phases of her life - right from birth till she completes her basic studies and receives a graduation degree. This ambitious girls welfare scheme will benefit around 1.6 crore girls per year.

This scheme is applicable upto 2 girl child of a single family. Bihar govt. will start implementing this scheme from April 2018. Bihar govt. currently spends Rs. 840 crore per year on girls education. In this scheme, govt. will spend an additional Rs. 1400 crore p.a and thus total amount is now Rs. 2221 crore per year.

This is a universal scheme for all girls without any discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and income.

Features of Bihar Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana 2018

The important features and highlights of Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana are as follows:-

  • Bihar govt. will now spend Rs. 54,100 on each girl from the time of their birth up to their graduation apart from the existing schemes like scholarship, bi-cycle scheme, Students Credit Card etc.
  • Now the state govt. will spend an enhanced amount of Rs. 300 for sanitary napkins (previously Rs. 150).
  • The state govt. will give incentives to the girls as follows:-
  • Birth (Rs 5,000) – All the girls on their birth will now get Rs. 5000 (previous amount was Rs. 2000).This amount will be given as follows:-
  • Bihar Govt. will provide first installment of Rs. 2000 at the time of birth of girl child.
  • The state govt. will provide second installment of Rs. 1000 to the child once she turns 1 years old. For this amount, every 1 year old child must possess her biometrics linked with Aadhaar Number.
  • Final Installment of Rs. 2000 will be given at the time of completion of immunization.
  • These incentives will help in achieving the target of complete immunization and aadhaar linkage.
  • Passing Intermediate Exams (Rs. 10,000) – Under Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana, a girl will get Rs. 10,000 as incentive on passing intermediate examination. To avail this amount there is a pre-condition that the girl is unmarried. Married girls are not entitled to avail this benefit. This step will help in preventing child marriage.
  • Passing Graduation Degree (Rs. 25,000) – For this incentive, a girl must have passed graduation degree from any institution. Moreover, these incentives are not subject to any precondition for marriage. All girls either married or unmarried can avail these benefits as at the time of passing graduation, a girl becomes major.
  • Till date, govt. spends Rs. 840 crore p.a on girl’s education, health and social welfare schemes. Now govt. will spend another Rs. 1400 crore under Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana 2018. Thus the total amount which the govt. will spend for overall development of girls is now Rs. 2240 crore.
  • Govt. will launch this new scheme from the month of April, 2018 to benefit 1.6 crore girls per annum.
  • The universal scheme is applicable for all sections of society without any discrimination based on caste, religion or income. This scheme is applicable upto 2 girl children of a family. 

Bihar cabinet committee has also abolished the criteria of 40 per cent disability for acid victims and will now give Rs 400 pension per month.

Objectives of Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana

The main objectives for launch Kanya Utthan Yojana are as follows:-

Elimination of female foeticide

Reduction in infant mortality rate,

Complete immunization of girl child

Increase in sex ratio,

To promote girls birth and education

Abolishing child marriage,

Making girls self reliant

Enhancing contribution of women in family and society

Raise living standards of girls

Raise Pride of girls

In addition to this, govt. has also increased the amount to buy uniform for 32 lakh children at anganwadi kendras. Under this scheme, all the children between 3 to 6 years will now get Rs. 400 (previously Rs. 250) per annum.

Increase in Uniform Rates – Class I to XII Girls

Bihar govt. will now increase the uniform rates for girls of class 1st to 12th girls. The rate is now increased approx. Rs. 200 to Rs. 500.

Category

Previous Rates

New Rates

1-2 Class

Rs. 400

Rs. 600

3-5 Class

Rs. 500

Rs. 700

6-8 Class

Rs. 700

Rs. 1000

9-12 Class

Rs. 1000

Rs. 1500

 


anamika

10-07-2018

if this scheme is applicable to a girl who has cleared her graduation exam in 2018,whether she would get the scholarship amount of 25000,please clarify

Sazia haque

26-07-2018

Sir our graduation results have been published of 2018 so when we will get our 25000 rs ???? Plz give fast it will help for our further studies ......

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