"Kanya Sumangala Yojna Has So Far Benefited 9.91 Lakh Girls In UP"
Lucknow, Sep 13 (TNA) The Uttar Pradesh government has said that the Kanya Sumangala Yojana, aimed at ensuring the welfare of the female child has benefited over 9.91 lakh girls in Uttar Pradesh till now through DBT. More than 1.55 lakh new eligible girl children were added under the scheme with the help of the Mission Shakti campaign, an official informed.
Through the Swavalamban camp organized in the month of August, along with giving information about welfare schemes such as the Destitute Women Pension Scheme, Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojna, Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojna, applications of schemes have also been accepted, he added. New beneficiaries are being added to these schemes.
Since the implementation of Kanya Sumangala Yojana on April 1, 2019, to date around 9.91 lakh beneficiaries have received the advantage under this scheme in the state.
Aiming to establish an equal sex ratio, curbing female foeticide and child marriage in the state and linking daughters with education, the scheme envisages payment of Rs 15,000 to a girl over a period of about 15 years, starting from the time of her birth with the last instalment paid when she gets admission to graduation or diploma course.
Financial support is provided in a phased manner under this scheme. A sum of Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 is given on birth and first vaccination respectively.
This is followed by Rs 2,000 each at the time of admission in classes 1 and 6. The fifth instalment of Rs 3,000 is given when a girl is enrolled in class 9 while the final instalment of Rs 5,000 is disbursed when a girl who has passed intermediate takes admission to a graduation or diploma course