Jammu and Kashmir News
SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 7: The State Cabinet which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed gave its nod to the adoption of the State Sponsored Social Assistance Scheme ‘Ladli Beti’ for its implementation in six selected districts of Jammu and Kashmir exhibiting low and declining child sex ratio viz Kathua, Jammu, Samba, Budgam, Pulwama and Anantnag.
The Scheme ‘Ladli Beti’ has been launched to create a strong positive disposition towards the girl child and aims to reverse the alarming trend of declining child sex ratio. The scheme addresses the concerns of girl’s right from birth to adulthood by providing financial security to the girls.
Under the scheme State Government will contribute Rs.1000 per month towards the birth of every girl child with effect from 1st April 2015 for the next 14 years and on reaching 21 years of age the girl child would receive a sum of Rs. 6.5 lakh.
Girl child born to parents with annual income from all sources less than Rs. 75000 per annum, only shall be eligible for the benefits under the scheme.
The prescribed application form for the scheme will be available at the office of District Social Welfare Officer, Programme Officers, CDPOs and their Sub-ordinate Offices. It can also be downloaded from the official website of the department www.jksocialwelfare.nic.in.