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One of the things on the mind of parents of daughters from poorer families in India is the wedding expenses. Traditionally, weddings are an expensive undertaking, and culturally they hold massive significance, and parents of girl children often tend to worry about the expenses the wedding may accrue. To alleviate the matter for families from poorer households in Jharkhand, the government of Jharkhand has initiated a solution – the Jharkhand Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana.

Through the implementation of the scheme, the state government aims to offer financial assistance to poor families in the state which will assist them with their wedding preparations. The overarching aim of the scheme is to reduce the financial burden on the parents who have to put their lives savings together to arrange the wedding of their daughter.

About the Kanyadan Yojana

The scheme aims to support poor people in the state to put together a dignified wedding for their daughters. This help will be extended to people who cannot afford the cost of marriage. The Jharkhand state government will offer financial assistance of ₹30,000 to each girl beneficiary.

For decades, the birth of a girl child has been frowned upon by poorer families, simply because they assume that they would now have to put together a wedding for the child, the expenses of which can skyrocket in no time. This fear of future expenses leads poorer families towards more drastic outcomes like female feticide. 

Through the implementation of the scheme, the state government aims to reassure the people of the state that having a girl child will not disrupt their life’s savings and that the birth of a girl child should be encouraged with the same vigour as that of a boy child.

How to apply for the Kanyadan Yojana?

In order to apply for the scheme, the applicant has to follow these steps:

  • The applicant has to download the Mukhyamantri Kanyadan yojana form. To download the form, visit official website.
  • The form will appear as shown here:
Kanyadan Yojana
  • The applicant can download the form and fill the Mukhyamantri Kanyadan yojana form
  • The candidate can submit the duly filled application form along with the required documents at the Department of Social and women’s welfare, the government of Jharkhand.

Eligibility criteria for the scheme:

  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of the Jharkhand state
  • The annual income of the family of the applicant from all possible sources should not exceed more than ₹72,000
  • The bride and groom must be of a minimum legal age of marriage. The age of the girl must be above 18 years while the age of the boy must be above 21 years.
  • No member of the applicant’s family must be a government employee – neither for the state nor for the central government.
  • The financial assistance is not applicable in case of re-marriage, however, widows can avail of the scheme benefits in case of remarriage.

Summing it up

Through the implementation of a progressive scheme, the people of Jharkhand would no longer have to worry about the daughter’s wedding expenses. This takes care of their worries and slowly but steadily, the social stigma surrounding the birth of a girl child will subside.

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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.