Chandigarh: A total of 12,574 people have benefitted by Haryana government`s `Ladli` scheme, introduced to check declining sex ratio in the state, at an expenditure of Rs 24.74 crore in the current financial year.
Since the launch of this scheme in year 2005-06, more than 1.65 lakh people have benefitted, and over Rs 236.71 crore spent on the scheme, an official spokesperson said here Tuesday.
Under the scheme, Rs 53.52 crore were given to 23,918 beneficiaries during last financial year.
During the year 2012-13, there was a budget provision of Rs 50 crore to cover 95,000 beneficiaries under Ladli scheme, she said.
The present government had started the scheme with a view to check the declining sex ratio. The scheme is being implemented to create positive attitude in favour of second daughter in a family.
Under the scheme, Rs 5,000 per year per family is being given on the birth of second daughter for five years. On maturity, Rs one lakh at current rate of interest would be paid after the second daughter attains the age of 18 years through Life Insurance Corporation.