Laadli Laxmi Yojna

Laadli Laxmi Yojna was started in the year 2006 with an objective to lay strong foundation of girls' future through improvement in their educational and economic status and to bring about a positive change in social mind set towards birth of a girl. Under the scheme, National Savings Certificates worth Rs. 6 thousand are purchased by the State Government in the name of a girl every year after she is born till the amount reaches Rs. 30,000. The girl covered under the scheme is given Rs. 2 thousand on getting admission in class VI, Rs. four thousand on getting admission in class IX and Rs. 7,500 on admission in class XI.
She is given Rs. 200 per month during her studies in class XI and XII. When the girl attains the age of 21 and had not married before 18 years of age, she will be paid the amount at one time, which comes to Rs. one lakh. The benefit of the scheme is extended to the parents, who adopt family planning after two alive children and are registered in anganwadi centre and are not income tax payers.

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