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All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service. Politics and Nation. Defence Defence National International Industry. Company Corporate Trends Deals. International Business World News. Vodafone Idea. Market Watch. Pinterest Reddit. The scheme has so far benefitted 20 lakh girls and has been emulated by seven states, she said.

The Minister said the scheme has successfully changed the "orthodox" mindset of people towards the girl child in the state. The scheme has helped a lot in establishing a proper system that ensures education and marriage of the girl child. Besides, a system was also developed in a transparent manner to provide nutritional diet in Anganwadis. Referring to other announcements made by the CM in , the Minister said the government has effected a 50 per cent reservation for women in contesting local bodies elections, which has resulted in 1,63, women representatives getting elected.

These empowered women are taking active participation in ensuring development of their respective cities, towns and villages, the Minister said. The CM had also announced for making a provision of 'Gender Budget' focused on empowering women and as a part of it, separate gender budgets were created in 25 departments, she said, adding that Madhya Pradesh is the first such state to pass separate gender budget in the Legislative Assembly.

Chouhan had also announced Rs 1 lakh prize for any person on whose information female infanticide is checked. Under the scheme, Rs 50, is given soon after those indulged in the crime are caught and the rest after legal action is taken against the culprits. Similarly, Chouhan had also announced 30 per cent reservation for women in police force and the same is being implemented. Besides, women desks are established in police stations and a women helpline was also started, so that women can file their complaints without any fear, as announced by Chouhan, the Minister added.

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Ladli Laxmi Yojana

It came into effect from 7th April, The scheme lays a lot of emphasis on providing a good substructure for the economic and educational status of the families adopting this and suppress female infanticide. Its underlying goal includes bringing about a positive change in the mindset of conservative Indian families about the birth and upbringing of the girl child. The scheme focuses on providing benefits to the girl children, mainly from non tax paying families or orphans, who were born on or after the 1st of January, The scheme focuses on creating a positive attitude towards the birth, health and education of the girl child. Division of women and children improvement is responsible to implement the plan; the same has been propelled for all regions of the state.




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