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Top 5 Government Schemes For Girls In India And Their Benefits

Good education is important for all whether boys or girls. The union government has a few national schemes to promote girls' education by providing good financial schemes and aid so that they do not become a financial burden on their families.

Shikha Parewa
Girls sitting in the school
Girls sitting in the school

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Good education is important for all whether boys or girls. The union government has a few national schemes to promote girls' education by providing good financial schemes and aid so that they do not become a financial burden on their families. In this article, we have discussed 5 government schemes for girls that will help them to strengthen their future. 

Best Government Schemes for Girls

Check out the government schemes for your girl child;

Sukanya Samridhhi Yojana: 

  • It is a union government’s financial scheme. Under this scheme, one can open Sukanya Samriddhi Account in a bank or in the Indian Post Office. The form can be found online. 

  • The account should be opened in the name of a girl child by her natural or legal guardian from the time she is born until she reaches the age of ten. 

  • A minimum deposit of Rs.1000 is required to open an account, with a maximum limit of Rs.1,50,000 per financial year.

  • The scheme's interest rate is 7.60 percent per year, compounded annually. As a result, the funds will be used for further education of the girl child in the future.

 Balika Saridhhi Yojana 

  • The Balika Samridhi Yojana provides a cash reward of Rs.500 to the mother upon the birth of a daughter, as well as an annual scholarship for the child's education.

  • Families in rural areas who fall below the poverty line as defined by the SwarnajayantiGram Swarozgar Yojana will be eligible for benefits.  

  • Students in classes 1 to 3 will receive Rs.300, while students in classes 4 and 5 will receive Rs.500 and Rs.600, respectively. Students in classes 6 to 7 will receive Rs.700, students in classes 8 and 9 will receive Rs.800, and female students in classes 9 and 10 will receive Rs.1000. 

  • This programme aims to benefit female students throughout their school years and to promote education for all. Any financial constraints should not prevent them from receiving a good education, at least until secondary school. 

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao 

  • One of the government's most ambitious schemes is Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. The union government implemented this program after the Child Sex Ratio (CSR) decreased insignificantly in the last census.  

  • According to the government, a drop in CSR reflects both pre-birth discriminations manifested through gender-biased sex selection and post-birth discrimination against girls. As a result, the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme was launched with a two-pronged approach: advocacy and media communication campaigns, as well as multi-sectoral interventions in selected districts.  

  • The key to this scheme is girl child education orientation and sensitization programs.

 National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education 

  • As the name implies, the National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education provides financial assistance to female students aged 14 to 18 who are pursuing secondary education. 

  • Due to family pressures or financial concerns, many girls drop out of school after eighth grade. 

  • To help them cope with their financial difficulties, the government has offered them a fixed deposit of Rs.3,000. (FD).

  • After reaching the age of 18, and passing the class 10 final examination, the girl can withdraw the money plus interest.

Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) 

  • Another national program, known as the Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG)-'Sabla,' was launched to empower girls aged 11 to 18 through nutrition, health care, and life skills education.

  • Girls and women are more likely than men to be malnourished, according to the union government. To close this gap, the government created these programs, as well as education-related programs for female students. 

  • Supplementary Nutrition, which includes enough calories, protein, and micronutrients per day for 300 days a year, as well as health check-ups and referral services, is provided to the girls.

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