Mukhyamantri Kanya Suraksha Yojana: (MKS)

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

  1. The scheme is limited to two girl children born in the family
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 

In conclusion

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.

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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.