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Beneficiaries of Kanya Sumangala Yojana to get Rs 25,000 from FY24-25: Yogi

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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday announced to hike the amount given to the beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangla Yojana as a gift to the girls of the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

While interacting with the beneficiaries of the Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana at Lok Bhawan, the CM said that the double engine government is going to increase the amount given under the scheme from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 from the financial year 2024-25.

“This will make it easier for the daughters of the state to fulfil their dreams and become self-reliant along with being educated,” he said.

Yogi said that initially, under this scheme, a package of Rs 15,000 was given in six phases. “Starting next year, as soon as a daughter is born, an amount of Rs 5,000 will be transferred to her parents’ account. Similarly, Rs 2,000 will be transferred when the daughter turns an year old, another Rs 3,000 when she enters the first grade, Rs 3,000 on entering the sixth grade, Rs 5,000 on entering the ninth grade and if the daughter pursues a graduate, diploma, or certificate course, then an amount of Rs 7,000 will be transferred to her account,” he said.

Yogi said that today, 16.24 lakh daughters are being benefited in the state through this scheme. He said that today is a very important day in the direction of taking PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme to a new height.

He said, “The double-engine government believes that a daughter is a daughter. With that daughter, there shouldn’t be any discrimination. She should get security, protection and opportunities to move forward.”

The CM said that all the underprivileged sisters of the state will be covered under all the schemes of the government, including the ration card and the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

As part of the programme, beneficiaries of the Kanya Sumangala scheme tied Rakhi to Yogi and performed the traditional ’tilak’ ceremony on his forehead.

In return, he offered them gifts and assured them of continued protection.

Yogi transferred an amount of Rs 5.82 crore to the accounts of 29,523 beneficiary girls during the programme. He also distributed cheques to 10 beneficiary girls and their parents.

One of the beneficiaries Ratna Mishra said that the scheme helped her in education. She said that this has boosted her self-confidence and now she will be able to fulfil her dreams because of the CM.

While thanking Yogi, Akshara Kushwaha, a student of class 10, said that this scheme has brought a significant change in the lives of economically disadvantaged girls like her. She mentioned that she is able to study and move forward with other children step by step through this scheme.

Minister of Women Welfare, Child Development and Nutrition, Baby Rani Maurya, Minister of State for Women Welfare, Child Development and Nutrition, Pratibha Shukla, and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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