CG Kaushalya Maternity Scheme 2021 Apply – Rs. 5000 to Mothers on Birth of Second Girl Child

The stigma around the birth of a girl child has been around for decades now. With the turn of the century, it is high time that people come to terms with the importance of women in the world and how, when rightly empowered, can drive the nation towards a better future. Realising the potential of the girl child and to repair the diminishing balance of the sex ratio in the country, the government of Chhattisgarh has launched the CG Kaushalya Maternity scheme – a welfare scheme for the birth of a girl child in the state.

About the CG Kaushalya Maternity Scheme 2021

Usually, the birth of a girl child is frowned upon because traditional parents think that arranging the wedding for the girl child will simply bankrupt the family in the long run, owing to malpractices in the society like dowry.

The implementation of this scheme aims to basically incentivise mothers on the birth of the second girl child. The assistance amount offered will be a sum of ₹5,000 for which the mothers of the newborn can apply, either online or offline.

Objective of the CG Kaushalya Maternity scheme

  • To drive away from the stigma that surrounds the birth of a girl child.
  • To offer financial assistance to the mother so as to sustain herself and her child.
  • Long term empowerment of the mother and the child.
  • To celebrate and incentivise the birth of a second girl child.

Eligibility criteria for the implementation of the scheme

Only those candidates fulfilling the below-mentioned criteria will be considered eligible for the CG Kaushalya Maternity Scheme 2021:

  • The mothers giving birth to the second girl child in the family
  • The age of the mother applying for the scheme should be more than 18 years
  • She should be having institutional delivery in a Public institution

This eligibility criteria for the CG Kaushalya maternity scheme is valid only for the second live birth of a girl child only.

Documents needed to avail the CG Kaushalya Maternity scheme benefits

  1. Aadhar card
  2. Bank account (copy of the bank passbook – the front page)
  3. Age of proof of the mother

Wrapping up

For ages, the birth of the girl child was not welcomed. This has led to several imbalances in society and it’s about time that governments work towards fixing this imbalance. With the implementation of the scheme, the birth of the second girl child will no longer be looked down on or frowned upon.

The CG Kaushalya scheme will help mothers get financial assistance and families will welcome the second child with the same alacrity as they would with a boy child. The scheme aims to establish equality in the state and create awareness among families that receiving a girl child in the family is just as rewarding as a boy.

It is only a matter of perspective and with changing times, families have to now come to terms that the 21st century is an equal world – there is no difference on the basis of gender or birth and that if one’s got enough potential, they could change the whole world. All a changemaker needs is a chance.

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Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.