Balika Samridhi Yojna (BSY) [Central Scheme]
The main objectives are as below : To change negative family and community attitudes towards the girl child at birth and towards her mother To improve enrolment and retention of girl children in schools To raise the age at marriage of girls Involvement of women in local level planning To assist the girl to undertake income generating activities
Girl children in families below the poverty line, who are born on or after 15th August, 1997 are covered under BSY.
The girl children eligible under BSY are entitled to following benefits : A post birth grant amount of Rs 500/- When the girl child born on or after 15/08/1997 and covered under BSY, she will become entitled to annual scholarship as under for each successfully completed year of schooling :
Class Amount of Annual Scholarship
I-III Rs 300/- per annum for each class
IV Rs 500/- per annum
V Rs 600/- per annum
VI-VII Rs 700/- per annum for each class
VIII Rs 800/- per annum
IX-X Rs 1,000/- per annum for each class
The Govt. of India has introduced the scheme in the year 1997-98 and it was launched in Arunachal Pradesh in the same year. The Govt. of India is now to transfer the scheme to State Plan Sector.