Chhattisgarh Govt. Launched Saraswati Cycle Yojana for Girl Students

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Saraswati Cycle Yojana

The state government has launched ‘Saraswati Cycle Yojana‘ for girl students. As we know that India is a developing country and the means of developing are the youths of our nation. So it is very important to encourage the youths especially girls. In this way, Chhattisgarh government has also given its contribution by launching this scheme.

What is Saraswati Cycle Yojana

Under Saraswati Cycle Yojana, the girl students will be encouraged to carry their higher studies by providing free cycles.

Major ReasonS Behind Dropout from schools

According to an MHRD report, in 2014-15, the dropout percentage of students in secondary level is higher than in primary school level.

  • The major reasons for this upsurge in dropout ratio are a lack of interest, poverty and absence of nearby schools.
  • Students belonging to SC & ST are larger among the dropouts, especially in the state of Chhattisgarh.
  • Most of the dropout boys switch to jobs to support their poor families.
  • Girls on the other hand either get married or go to jobs. In general, next to poverty, distance from educational institutions hinders the higher education of girls.

In order to reduce the school drop outs of girl children the state government launched this Saraswati Cycle Yojana

Situation in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh had a huge dropout ratio when compared with many other states of India. According to a study conducted in the academic year 2005-06, more than twenty percentages of students dropped out from schools at the secondary level in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh is ranked among the top five states which had more dropouts at the secondary level. But the state government has taken numerous actions to reduce the dropouts. Saraswati Cycle Yojana is one of the foremost measures taken by the state government to help girls to keep carry their schooling.

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Saraswati Cycle Yojana

S.NoFacts about Saraswati Cycle Yojana in Chhattisgarh StateDetailed Information
1Number of Girls provide with Cycles under this scheme13,000
2Eligibility Criteria to get free cycle under this schemeGirls students must have passed 8th class
3Number of Girl Students registered for this scheme from Janjgir-Champa district7,500
4Who is responsible to provide free cycle to girl students under this schemeDEO (District Education Officer) of the state
5Eligible girls must be from which category to get free cycles under this schemeSC/ST and BPL (Below Poverty Line) families

The dropout percentage has decreased largely as a result of the ambitious steps taken by the State Government. According to the ESCC 2011 list, the literacy percentage of rural women in Chhattisgarh is getting near to the average literacy rate in India. We can expect more growth in the female literacy rate across the nation with such potentials plans and schemes.

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