Maharashtra state cabinet on Tuesday approved the ‘Lek Ladki Yojana’ (Dear Daughter Scheme) for families with annual income up to Rs one lakh. The Yojana was announced in the budget session of March 2023.
As per the decision, a family with a yellow and saffron ration card will receive Rs 5000 after the birth of a girl child, Rs 6000 after she is enrolled in standard first, Rs 7000 after the sixth standard, Rs 8000 after standard 11 and Rs 75,000 after completing 18 years of age.
“The girl child will be benefited from Rs 1.01 lakh in total after completion of 18 years,” said the official who attended the cabinet meeting. The scheme will be applicable for the child born after April 1, 2023.
The official said that the scheme is meant to promote the birth of a girl child, and her education and to stop child marriage and malnutrition.