Ladli Laxmi Yojana is a scheme introduced by government of Madhya Pradesh with the objective to lay a firm foundation of girl’s future through improvement in their educational and economic status and to bring about a positive change in social attitude towards birth of a girl child. The scheme was inaugurated by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan in 2007, which was followed by expansion to six additional states.
For improving the health and educational status of the girls in the State, laying the foundation for better future, to prevent female feticide and to bring the positive attitude among people towards girl child birth and with the aim to preventing child marriages, the “Ladli Laxmi Yojana” has been introduced in the State. The plan is for the girls, born after 1st January 2006.
Who can take the advantages of the scheme? – Such girls,
How and where to apply:
How long the registration can be done ?
The Supply of Fund Amount :
After the approval of the case, National Saving Certificates of Rs. 6000/- will be purchased continuously up to 5 years in the name of beneficiary.
Rs. 2000/- on the admission in class 6th, Rs.4000/- on the admission in class 9th and Rs.6000/- on the admission in class 11th on the admission, will be paid to the girl child as lump sum amount.
Last payment of Rs 1 lakhs will be given to the beneficiary at the age of 21 years and that she should have appeared in the class 12th examination with a condition that she must not have got married before the age of 18 years.
The Minister said the scheme has successfully changed the “orthodox” mind set of people towards the girl child in the state. “Now people do not consider girls as a burden,” she added.
The scheme has helped a lot in establishing a proper system that ensures education and marriage of the girl child. Besides, a system was also developed in a transparent manner to provide nutritional diet in Anganwadis. Referring to other announcements made by the CM in 2006, the Minister said the government has effected a 50 per cent reservation for women in contesting local bodies elections, which has resulted in 1,63,740 women representatives getting elected. These empowered women are taking active participation in ensuring development of their respective cities, towns and villages, the Minister said.
The CM had also announced for making a provision of ‘Gender Budget’ focused on empowering women and as a part of it. “Separate gender budgets were created in 25 departments and Madhya Pradesh is the first such state to pass separate gender budget in the Legislative Assembly”, she said.