Jharkhand marks 12th foundation day

Jharkhand launched government accounts for girls of BPL families which would grow to over Rupees one lakh at the age of 21.

Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 22:13 PM IST

Ranchi: Jharkhand on Tuesday launched
government accounts for girls of BPL families which would grow
to over Rupees one lakh at the age of 21 to mark its 12th
foundation day.
Under the `Mukhya Mantri Ladli Laxmi Yozana`, the
government would deposit Rs 6000 per year in the account of a
girl child of BPL families between zero and five years who
would receive Rs 1,11,000 on attaining the age of 21.

The scheme was launched in the presence of Chief
Minister Arjun Munda, Governor Syed Ahmed and other leaders.

Beneficiaries from BPL families received passbooks
from them.
November 15 this year to November 15 next year was
also declared as `Girl child and Protection of Childhood`.

A capacity crowd at the Birsa Munda stadium was
enthralled with traditional dances to film numbers, cycling
and songs.

PTI