Bhopal: Daughters in Madhya Pradesh would no longer be burden on their parents. Thanks to the state government’s much-touted ‘Ladli Laxmi’ scheme under which more than 7.45 lakh girls will get Rs 900 crore.
The state government has purchased National Saving Certificates (NSC) worth more than Rs 250 crore in their names and this amount will multiply to Rs 900 crore on maturity.
The novel scheme has gained huge popularity since the time it was started by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan four years back.
Apart from empowering girls, the Ladli scheme aims to create positive thinking about girls among masses, improvement in gender ratio and encourage girls’ education and health.
Under the scheme meant to improve the social and economic status of the girl child, the government, at the birth of a baby girl, buys an NSC worth Rs 6,000 in her name. The NSC purchases are made for the next five years. This means, NSC worth Rs 30,000 are deposited in a girl’s name.
Every girl child enrolled under the scheme will get Rs 1.18 lakh when she attains the age of 21 years.
Besides it, provisions have been made under the scheme to provide a sum of Rs 2000 with entry into class VI, Rs 4000 after admission into class IX and Rs 7500 for class XII.
It’s noteworthy mentioning here that out of the 7 lakh 45 thousand 103 beneficiaries of the Ladli Laxmi Scheme, 1 lakh, 61 thousand 69 girls are from Jabalpur alone, followed by 1 lakh 13 thuosand 551 girls from Indore.
As many as 82,459 girls from Bhopal are getting benefitted with the scheme. Bhopal is followed by Sagar where in 80,892 are the girl beneficiaries.