Maharashtra Government launches Bhagyashree scheme for girls
Maharashtra government has launched Bhagyashree scheme for girls. The scheme replaces state government’s previous Sukanya scheme.
Bhagyashree scheme was launched by was launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with the actress Bhagyashree who is brand ambassador of the scheme.
Under the Sukanya scheme, the state government was to earmark an amount of Rs. 21,200 for each girl child born in a Below the Poverty Line (BPL) family.
While the Bhagyashree scheme aims at providing one lakh rupee on maturity after the girl completes 18 years of age.
State government is seeking to link the Bhagyashree scheme with the Union Government’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme.
Categories: States Current Affairs - 2017