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Aug 03, 2019
9:22AM

Gujarat CM launches ‘Vhali Dikri Yojna’

AIR
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has launched the ‘Vhali Dikri Yojna’ from his home town Rajkot yesterday. The scheme for the welfare of girl child has been launched to mark the 63th birth day of Chief Minister. 

It is a statewide cash incentive scheme for every girl child born in Gujarat, with a view to raising the female birthrate at par with male to achieve gender equality.

According to scheme, the State Government will pay Rs. 4,000 to every girl child at the time of admission to Standard 4th, Rs. 6,000 at the time of taking admission to Standard IX, Rs. 1-lakh at the time of taking admission for higher education at the age of 18 and another Rs. 1-lakh at the time of marriage.

The Scheme was launched at a function in Rajkot as a part of Seva Setu Mega Camp jointly organized by the district administration and Municipal Corporation. Speaking on this occasion, Chief Minister Rupani said that Rs.133-crore has been allocated for this scheme. 

He said that the birth of a girl child in the state is welcome and in no case can female feticide be tolerated. AIR correspondent reports that assistance under various welfare schemes have been handed over to 63 beneficiaries to mark the day.
 

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