Mazi Kanya Bhagyashree Scheme Maharashtra (MKBS)
In April 2016, the Maharashtra government has started a new scheme for the girl child across the state namely Mazi Kanya Bhagyashree Scheme. After the Kanyashree Prakalpa in West Bengal and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme in Central, the Maharashtra state has taken an initiative to encourage the girl child education and quality of life of a woman by introducing this scheme. The said scheme has replaced the old scheme namely Sukanya, started in 2015.
Under the MKBS, each couple who has one or more girl child will get financial assistance from the state government for their survival and education. According to the officials from the state government a girl when she will reach 18 years will get 1 lakh rupees per year for her education and further studies. The scheme is launched for the people who belong to economically weaker group and BPL category only.
Mazi Knaya Bhagyashree Scheme Launch
The Sukanya scheme for the girl child has launched in the year 2015 by the BJP government in Maharashtra. This new scheme has replaced this old Sukanya scheme in the year 2016 on the International Women’s Day on 8th March. The scheme is expected to start from the month of April.
Mazi Kanya Bhagyashree Scheme Objective
- The main objective of the scheme is to balance the sex ratio in the state of Maharashtra. The imbalance in sex ratio in other states remains poor since a long time. To balance the ratio this scheme has launched in the state.
- On the other many people who are economically weak let their sons to complete their studies but stop sending their daughters to school. The reason behind this is the traditional belief that girls are made for kitchen not for schools. This scheme will aim to provide financial assistance to the gilrs for their education.
Mazi Kanya Bhagyashree Eligibility and Brand Ambassador
Couples who are having one or more daughters and belong to BPL category and economically weaker group are eligible for this scheme. If the couple has a son then they will not get any benefits under this scheme.
The brand ambassador for the scheme is an ace Hindi film actress Bhagyashree. The name of the scheme is given after her name.
Mazi Kanya Bhagyashree Process, Budget and Funding
Under this scheme the mother with one girl child will get a portion of money for the betterment of the daughter. If there are more than one daughter in the family the amount will be divided into two parts. When the girl will be born, the mother will get Rs. 5000/- per month until her daughter reaches 5 years. The child will get Rs. 2000/- during this period of time.
After this the child will get Rs. 2500/- per year until she reaches class 5 and after that she will get Rs. 3000/- till she reaches 12th standard. At the age of 18 if the girl is not married she will get Rs. 1 lakh per annum for further studies.
The budget for the scheme is set as Rs. 200 Cr. The state government will provide the entire money to the families.
|Scheme||Mazi Kanya Bhagyashree|
|Beneficiaries||Daughters under BPL category|