Madhya Pradesh Government Launches Ladli Laxmi 2.0 Financial Aid Scheme for Girls

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday launched the state government’s flagship financial aid scheme “Ladli Laxmi 2.0” to encourage girls to pursue higher education and empower them. The Chief Minister had started the “Ladli Laxmi” scheme in 2007, after first becoming Chief Minister in 2005. The scheme provides monetary benefits to eligible girls to ensure they receive a good education and change society’s perspective towards the birth of the baby girl.

“During my public addresses earlier, I once shouted a slogan ‘Beti hai to kal hai’ (there is no future without girls), after which an old woman pointed at me and asked me if I would be able to arrange the marriage of This question agitated me so much that when I first became an MP in 1990, I started to finance the marriage of the girls, ”said M Chouhan during the launch of the Ladli Laxmi 2.0 program.

On the occasion, Mr. Chouhan also transferred a total of Rs 1.85 crore to the bank accounts of 1,477 beneficiary girls of the Ladli Laxmi scheme to enable them to pursue higher education, and said it was a historic day. The Chief Minister said that after becoming a member of Lok Sabha in 1991 from Vidisha, he started funding the marriage of girls with the money he used to get allowances as an MP.

He added that after becoming chief minister of the state in 2005, he ordered officials to formulate a plan with the aim of making a girl “lakhpati” from the day of her birth by filing money. money to his name in phases, which equates to Rs 1.43. lakh when she turned 21 with a rider that parents shouldn’t marry her off until she was 18.

The scheme has become very popular since its launch in 2007 and there are currently over 43 lakh Ladli Laxmis in the state, he said. The program has been linked to the education of girls and aims to provide them with financial assistance to pursue higher education, the Ladli Laxmi 2.0 program is launched and the government will arrange to pay their school fees, the minister said chief.

On the occasion, Mr. Chouhan also said that “Ladli Laxmi Vatika” (garden) is being developed in every district of the state and has planted saplings in one of these facilities in the capital of the state. state with a few beneficiary girls.

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