With changing times, the social position of women is changing. Women have always been on the receiving end of oppression and lack of opportunities. However, the government has taken note of this and has realised the importance of women in the progress of the nation.
Bearing that in mind, the government introduced various schemes for the welfare of women. One of the most successful among them proved to be the Mukhyamantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana or the MKS.
What does this scheme do?
Traditional upbringing has created a really hostile environment for young girls. So much so that they are killed even before they have a shot at life. Female foeticide was a growing concern and the government decided to put an end to it for once.
Improving the sex ratio in the country had become vitally important. The Government of Bihar therefore launched this scheme.
Under this scheme, the Government of Bihar contributes ₹2000/- for every girl child born to a family that falls under the Below Poverty Line or BPL.
Benefits under the scheme
- The scheme is limited to two girl children born in the family
- The amount would be deposited in the account of the girl child and this amount would be credited in the account by the Women Development Corporation.
- This amount, on its deposition, would be put into a fixed deposit and would be given to the girl child on the completion of her 18 years.
The state of Bihar has constantly faced the issue of female foeticide and with this scheme in place that problem has largely been dealt with. With improving sex ratio, the progress of the nation is a surety in the long run.