Bhuvan Apoorva Jha, 02 Sep 2013

About: The Balika Samriddhi Yojana will be a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme to extend 100% Central assistance to States/Union Territories to provide benefits under this scheme in accordance with the norms, guidelines and rules as laid down by the Government of India.


Objectives of Balika Samriddhi Yojana
:

  • To change negative family and community attitudes towards the girl child at birth and towards her mother.
  • To improve enrolment and retention of girl children in schools.
  • To raise the age at marriage of girls.
  • To assist the girl to undertake income generating activities.

Components of the Balika Samriddhi Yojana:

  • The girl children eligible under Balika Samriddhi Yojana will be entitled to the following benefits:
  • CLASS
    1. A post-birth grant amount of Rs.500/-.
    2. When the girl child born on or after 15/8/1997 and covered under BSY starts attending the school, she will become entitled to annual scholarships as under for each successfully completed year of schooling:-
 

AMOUNT OF ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

                I-III

Rs.300/- per annum for each class

                IV

Rs.500/- per annum

                V

Rs.600/- per annum

               VI-VII

Rs.700/- per annum for each class

               VIII

Rs.800/- per annum

               IX-X

Rs.1,000/- per annum for each class

 

Eligibility for Balika Samriddhi Yojana:

  • Girls born after 15th August 1997 to families living below the Poverty Line are eligible for this scheme.
  • A maximum of two daughters in a family can benefit from this scheme.
  • The scheme will pay annual scholarships into the girl’s account, starting at INR 300 (when the girl is in Class 1) to INR 1000( when the girl in Class 10).
  • The girl will receive the money on attaining 18 years of age, provided she is not married.

 

Mode of application and other information:

  • For detailed information on how to apply refer to the official website here.
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