MP Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana – Govt. to Gift Smartphones to Newly Married Women
The Madhya Pradesh State Government has decided to gift smartphones to newly married women under its new flagship scheme – Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana.
The main motto of this move is to encourage women to undertake cashless transactions using smartphones.
The decision was taken during the cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today.
The Minister for Public Relations Narottam Mishra informed that the Cabinet has given its nod to the proposal to gift a smartphone to newly-wed women under the MukhyamantriKanyadan Yojana.
He added that this will facilitate them to use the smartphones for cashless transactions and other online works using the mobile applications.
Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana was launched in April, 2006 with an aim to provide financial help to poor, needy or destitute families for marrying off their daughters.
According to Mishra, several other proposals were also approved in today’s cabinet meeting including the launch of ‘Kaushalya Yojana’ to offer vocational training to women.
Mishra said that cabinet has accorded administrative approval to ‘Kaushalya Yojana’ to provide vocational training to women. A short-term training would be imparted to two lakh women every year under this scheme.
According to him, an amount of Rs. 254.78-crore would be spent for the implementation of ‘Kaushalya Yojana’ during the current financial year.
News Source: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/madhya-pradesh-government-to-gift-smartphones-to-brides-under-its-scheme-1683177