Jamshedpur: On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Chief Minister Raghubar Das launched the Mukhyamatri Sukanya Yojana from West Singhbhum district on Thursday. In a function organised at Tata College campus ground at Chaibasa the new scheme was launched.
Mukhyamantri Sukanya Yojana is aimed at providing social security and economic stability to girls from the time they are born till their marriage. The aim of the scheme is to empower girl child. As per the scheme, a girl child will receive Rs 40,000 in seven installments starting from the time she is born.
Addressing the gathering, Das said: “ Woman power is the real power of the state. If the girls of the state will be educated, then the entire family will be educated. Today, girls are not less than anyone in any field.”
As per the scheme, five thousand rupees will be deposited in the bank account of the mother of the child born. At the time of enrollment in first class, Rs 5000 will be deposited while in class 5th, 8th, 10th and 12th Rs 5000- Rs 5000 will be deposited in the bank account by the government. When the daughter grows upto 18 years age then 10 thousand rupees will be deposited in her account.
In this way, grants of Rs 40 thousand will be given in seven installments from birth to 20 years of age. If the child wants to get married, she will get 30 thousand rupees separately under the Chief Minister Kanyadan scheme. As per the plans, 27 lakh families of Jharkhand will be covered with this scheme.
Under Mukhyamantri Sukanya Yojana, 87 thousand applications were received from the entire state. On January 3, 2019, the plan was approved in the cabinet, the resolution letter was released on January 4 and today 21 days later the scheme has been started.
Sharing the plans of the Government for farmers, Das said that under the Chief Minister’s Krishi Ashirvaad Yojna, financial assistance of Rs. 5000 per acre will be given to the farmers. Under this scheme, farmers of having less than 5 acres and less than one acre will be covered. With amount of grant given to farmers will be able to purchase useful items for fertilizers, seeds and other agricultural work. The government will spend Rs 2,000 crore on this scheme.
On this occasion, Urban Development Minister, C.P. Singh, MP Laxman Gillua, MLA Deepak Birua, MLA Sadhu Charan Mahato, Secretary Women Child Development and Social Security Amitabh Kaushal, Child Protection Commission Chairman Aarti Kujur, JB Tubid , Deputy Inspector General of Police Kuldeep Dwivedi and others were present.