In a bid to empower women across Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government will link as many as two lakh new eligible girl beneficiaries with the Kanya Sumangala Scheme by December 15 and transfer the grant amount directly to their bank accounts.
Director, Women Welfare and Child Development, Manoj Rai, said that under the Mission Shakti Abhiyan, the work of adding new eligible girls to this scheme was going on at a fast pace. He said so far, over 1.50 lakh girls had been added to the scheme so that they could be well educated and become self-reliant.
Rai also said that the government had given targets to all the 75 districts to provide the advantage of the scheme to about two lakh new girls in less than three months so that they could be well educated and become self-reliant.
“In this regard, the department has issued an action plan in which the districts have been assigned with their respective targets and they will be working accordingly,” he said.
The commitment to the safety, self-reliance and dignity of women and daughters has been the mainstay of the Yogi government. Under the flagship Mission Shakti 3.0 campaign, more than 28.32 lakh people have been made aware in just four months. From August 7, 2021 to November 25, as many as 28,32,104 people, including 12,18,181 boys, 16,09238 women and 4,685 others have been made aware by the department.
On behalf of the department, various programmes like ‘Haq Ki Baat with the district magistrate’, Kanya Janmotsav, Swavalamban Camp, Mega Event, Legal awareness campaign, establishment of Gudda Guddi Board, honoring of meritorious girls and Gender Champions are being organised.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken a unique initiative to reach the eligible people of the state. Under the third phase of Mission Shakti, in the Swavalamban Camp, along with giving information about other schemes, including destitute women pension scheme, Mukhyamantri Kanya Sumangala Yojana, UP Chief Minister Child Service Scheme, applications of schemes were also accepted under one roof.
As many as 24,728 applications were received for Kanya Sumangala Yojana out of which 12,931 had been accepted, 10,329 applications were received under Destitute Women's Pension Scheme out of which 3,780 were accepted, 2,521 applications were received under Mukhya Mantri Bal Seva Yojana out of which 810 were accepted, 2,636 applications were received under Mukhya Mantri Bal Seva Yojana (General) out of which 529 were accepted.