It is aimed at improving the skewed girl child ratio, prevent sex determination and female foeticide, and support female education.
The ‘Majhi Kanya Bhagyashree’ scheme catered to girls from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families and those whose annual income was upto Rs 1 lakh.
Families having an income upto Rs 7.5 lakh will be eligible for the scheme. After bearing the first girl child, if the mother or the father undergoes a family planning operation, a sum of Rs 50,000 shall be deposited in a bank in the name of the girl child. The scheme will be valid only if there are a maximum of two girl children born. In case a third child is born, the scheme shall become invalid for the first two as well.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- Devendra Fadnavis is the CM of Maharashtra.
- C. Vidyasagar Rao is the Governor of Maharashtra.