Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who has been on a spree of announcing populist schemes, announced another scheme, Bangaru Thalli, on Monday for the welfare of little girls across the state. It will be implemented from May 1.
Bangaru Thalli is meant to take care of the girl child in every household from her birth till she completes her graduation. The state government will give Rs 1,000 every month to every pregnant woman the moment she conceives till she delivers a baby. If she gives birth to a baby girl, Rs 2,500 will be deposited into her account. Rs 1,500 will be given every year to the family through Anganwadis till the baby attains the age of 5 years.
At the time of admission to school, Rs 1,000 will be deposited into the account, Rs 2,000 will be given every year for her studies from the first to the fifth standard, and Rs 2,500 from sixth to eighth standard, Rs 3,000 for ninth and tenth standard. For the girl’s study of Intermediate, she will be given Rs 3,500 each year, and Rs 4,000 a year during her graduation.
Besides, Rs 1 lakh will be given to the girl towards her marriage expenses soon after her graduation. If the girl stops her education with Intermediate, she will be given Rs 50,000 for her marriage expenses.
The scheme will be applicable to all the white ration card holders and the benefits under this scheme will be provided irrespective of similar schemes the girls are enjoying now.