Jharkhand launches Ladli Laxmi Yojna

Taking a cue from Bihar, the Jharkhand Government has launched the much talked about Mukhyamantri Ladli Laxmi Yojna (MLLY). Unveiled by Chief Minister Arjun Munda on the States foundation day, the scheme envisages financial aid to the families of below the poverty line (BPL) on the birth of girl child.

Ranchi: Taking a cue from Bihar, the Jharkhand Government has launched the much talked about Mukhyamantri Ladli Laxmi Yojna (MLLY).

Unveiled by Chief Minister Arjun Munda on the State’s foundation day, the scheme envisages financial aid to the families of below the poverty line (BPL) on the birth of girl child.

As per the scheme mooted by the Planning and Programme Implementation Department, the State government will deposit Rs 6,000 every year into a post office saving account in the name of newly born girl child utpo time she is grown to five years.

When she enters Class 6, she will get a onetime payment of Rs 2,000; in Class 9 she will get Rs 4,000 and Rs 7,500 in Class 11. The state will provide Rs 200 per month as stipend when she is in Class 12. Besides, the government will provide Rs 60,000 at the time of her marriage.

Upon maturity of the scheme, the girl is entitled to get over Rs 1.08 lakh at the age of 21 years of age. However, there are certain conditions to avail the scheme.

The beneficiary family should have only two children, the girl should not get married before she turns 18 or suffer a break in studies till she passes out of school.

Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sushil Kumar Chaudhary said that the State government has approved Rs 108 crore for the Mukhyamantri Ladli Laxmi Yojna (MLLY) to promote welfare of the girl child born to a below poverty line (BPL) family, her education and safe motherhood.

Officials estimate that the scheme will benefit 33 lakh BPL families.

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