Ladli Laxmi Yojana to be linked with edu, employment, says CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Ladli Laxmi Yojana will be linked with education and employment. This notion has to be established in the society that daughter is not a burden but an old-age support.

Ladlis, registered under Ladli Laxmi Yojana, contribute to the society by becoming strong, capable, competent and self-dependent; for this, every possible guidance and encouragement will be provided to the Ladli Laxmis for higher education, vocational education, employment, self-employment etc.

Necessary arrangements will be made under Ladli Laxmi Yojana for economic empowerment, skill enhancement and making them self-reliant. For this, the scheme will be given a new format.

Chouhan was addressing a meeting organised in Mantralaya on Ladli Laxmi Yojana. Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Ashok Shah and other officers were present.

Chouhan said that class wise tracking would be done for the continuation of education of all the girls registered under Ladli Laxmi Yojana. A portal will be developed for the tracking of Ladli Laxmi from admission in class-1 till class 12th. Ladli Laxmis will also be associated with activities like N.C.C., N.S.S. for their personality development.

The Chief Minister said that after class 12th, necessary guidance and encouragement would be provided for higher education or technical/vocational education according to Ladli Laxmi’s interest, skill and ability. Arrangements for counselling and coaching will also be made for competitive examinations.

Necessary training and skill upgradation opportunities will also be provided to the girls to connect them with startups, small-medium industries and employment in the private sector.

Chouhan said that an amount of 20 thousand rupees would be provided to the girls registered under the scheme after completing their studies up to class 12th as an incentive for further education or vocational training. Out of one lakh rupees, the remaining Rs 80,000 will be paid on attaining the age of 21 years.

Chouhan said that the scheme will also be linked with health and nutrition for all round development of the girl child. Arrangement of other necessary health check-ups including anaemia and availability of nutritious food will be ensured for the beneficiary girl child. Ladli Laxmi’s parents will be encouraged to invest in schemes like Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana run for the welfare of the girl child. It is being considered to provide incentives by the state government. This will also inculcate the habit of saving in the parents.