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MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches ‘Mukhyamantri Ladli Behna Scheme’

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched the Ladli Behna Yojana 2023, with the first installment of Rs 1,000 deposited into the accounts of beneficiary women in Jabalpur. CM Chouhan assured the women that the scheme was not limited to Rs 1,000 and that he intended to gradually increase the amount as funds became available, with plans to raise the support to Rs 1,200, Rs 1,500, Rs 1,700, and Rs 2,000 per month.

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Mukhyamantri Ladli Behna Scheme: Key Points

  • The scheme, which was previously applicable to women of age 23 years and above, had now been relaxed to 21 years.
  • CM Chouhan emphasised his commitment to women’s welfare, stating that he would continue to increase the financial support to Rs 2,200, Rs 2,500, Rs 2,700, and eventually Rs 3,000 per month once additional funds were secured.
  • This announcement comes amid Congress leader Kamal Nath’s plan to provide Rs 1,500 per month to women under the Nari Samman Yojana if the Congress government comes into power.

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Mukhyamantri Ladli Behna Scheme About:

Ladli Behna Yojana was launched by the Chief Minister of MP Shivraj Singh Chouhan on March 15 this year. Under this scheme, a provision has been made to send 12 thousand rupees per year i.e. 1 thousand rupees directly to the account of women. A budget provision of Rs 60 thousand crore has also been made by the state government for this scheme.

Only women of Madhya Pradesh state will be able to get the benefit of this scheme. General, OBC, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Abandoned or Widow women can participate in this, provided they have other eligibility which is as follows-

  • Women who are economically weak. Women who have less than five acres of land.
  • Women whose annual income is less than 2.5 lakhs.
  • The age of the woman should be between 23 to 60 years.

About Madhya Pradesh:

  • Madhya Pradesh (MP) is located in central India and is the second-largest state in the country in terms of area (after Rajasthan).
  • The total area of MP is approximately 308,245 square kilometers.
  • The state is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including several national parks and wildlife sanctuaries such as Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, and Pench Tiger Reserve.
  • Agriculture is the primary occupation in MP, and the state is known for its production of crops such as wheat, rice, soybean, maize, and cotton.
  • MP is also a major producer of minerals such as coal, limestone, mica, and bauxite, among others.
  • The state has several important cities including the capital, Bhopal, and the commercial hub, Indore.

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