Ladli Laxmi Yojana

       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,

  1. Whose parents are resident of Madhya Pradesh and who are not exposed to Income Tax.
  2. In the case of second child, the family planning is adopted by the parents before submitting the application.
  • First girl child of first delivery, who was born before 01/04/2008, but after the second delivery it will be necessary to adopt the family planning.
  1. The beneficiary attends the Anganwadi Centre regularly.
  2. If there is maximum two children in the family and their parents are not alive, then the condition of family planning would not be applicable, but the death certificate of father and mother must be produced.
  3. If there first child is boy or girl in the family and twins girls are born in second delivery, then all the benefits of this plan will be given to both girl child.
  • If an orphan girl is adopted by the family, then benefits of this plan will be given to her by considering her as the first girl child of the family.
  • In case of death of parents, the application can be submitted even up to the five years age of the girl child.
  1. When three girl children are born together at the time of first delivery, then benefits of Ladli Laxmi Yojana will be given to all three girl child.
  2. Such guardians, who had not submitted the application within the 1 year of birth of girl child, will be facilitated and will be able to appeal to the collector of the concerned district within the period of coming 1 year i.e. within the 2 years of the birth of the girl child. Collector will have all the powers to accept or reject the case.

How and where to apply:

  1. To avail the benefits of this scheme, people will have to apply at the Anganwadi Centre of their village / locality.
  2. All required document must be attached with the application.
  • In the case of orphan girl, the superintendent of the concerned orphanage / protection home will have to apply to the concerned Project officer, before completing the 6 years of age and within the 1 year of admission of girl in the orphanage.

How long the registration can be done ?

  1. The registration has to be, unavoidably, done in any of the Anganwadi centre of the State, within 1 year of birth.
  2. To get registered in the scheme, parent / guardian will have to submit an application to the concerned Anganwadi Worker, within the 1st year of the birth of girl child.
  • For such girl child, who is the first child of their parents and born before 31st March 2008, then it will be necessary to get registered and to apply within 1 year of birth of second child.

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.