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`Money in fix-deposit for girl in BPL family`

With an eye to encourage girls` education in BPL households, the Jharkhand government will ensure money be fix-deposited in the name of the new-born female child of such families, Chief Minister Arjun Munda has announced.



Jamshedpur: With an eye to encourage
girls` education in BPL households, the Jharkhand government
will ensure money be fix-deposited in the name of the new-born
female child of such families, Chief Minister Arjun Munda has
announced.

The government will put Rs 5,000 each in fixed deposit
scheme in the name of the new-born girl child from the BPL
family, Munda said yesterday at a function in his home
constituency Kharswan under Saraikela-Kharswan district.

With a similar amount deposited for six years, the Rs.
30,000 amount, accrued in the period, will go up to Rs. 1.6
lakh as the girl reaches the XIIth standard in school ensuring
she continued her study, he said.

Munda, who was addressing the gathering at a loan
distribution fair, said the move was aimed at encouraging
girls continue their studies as well as to lighten up parent`s
educational expense burden.

The amount would also help parents to bear their
daughter`s marriage expenses.

The chief minister also distributed Rs. 16.64 crore
among beneficiaries and announced that the amount of most
successful state government scheme `Kanyadan Yojna` has been
increased from the existing Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000.

Later, a camp office of the chief minister, to address
problems of the people of the constituency, was inaugurated by
Munda.

PTI

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