Back to: Contemporary India and Education – Unit 4
The Bihar government launched the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana in 2008. It was launched to promote the safety and security of the girl child. The main aim of the scheme was to prevent female foeticide, promote the birth of girl child, ensure the rightful place of a girl child in the society, her safety, and security, improve the sex ratio, and encourage registration of birth.
The following documents are required to apply for this scheme:
- Birth certificates of child
- Application Form (duly filled)
- Identity Proof: PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID Card, Aadhaar Card,
- Address Proof: Aadhar Card, Valid Passport, Utility bill, Property tax bill, Telephone bill, etc.
- Passport-size photographs
- Bank account statement
- Application Procedure for the Scheme
Aims of Mukhyamantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana
Eradicate Child Mortality
The main aim of this scheme is to increase the birth rate of the girl child.
Improve Girl Child Ratio
It seeks to increase and improve the girl child ratio in the country.
Promote Girl Education
It aims to promote the education of the girl child so that they can have a secure future.
Eliminate Child Marriage
It seeks to get rid of the practice of child marriage existing in many parts of the country.
Empower Girl Child
It seeks to eliminate the various discriminating practices existing in the society against the girl child and empower them.
Benefits of Mukhyamantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana
The Rajasthan government will provide financial assistance under this scheme of a total amount of Rs. 1 lakh for the girl’s marriage.
Provision of Subsidy
The beneficiaries will receive the subsidy in their account at the time fixed by the government.
The government grants benefits by providing financial assistance to the parents when the first girl child is born.
The State Government allocates funds of Rs. 2221 crore to implement this scheme for the benefit of the girl child of the state.
The main aim of this scheme is to create sustainable growth for all the girl children that further helps with improving their standard of living in society.
In India, there are still many societies where a patriarchal system is prevalent. The SRB or sex ratio at birth accounts for an estimated 896: 1000 for females and males respectively. The difference in this ratio is not a normal occurrence mainly due to the societies following patriarchy even in the modern age. In the past few decades, the government has paid more attention to the life of a girl child and various schemes have been developed and implemented to foster the welfare of the girl child.