Balika Samriddhi Yojana
Balika Samriddhi Yojana started in 1997 is an important initiative of the government to raise the status of the girl child. The scheme’s aims at changing the negative attitude of families and communities towards the girl child, to increase enrolment and retention of girls in schools, to raise the marriage age of girls and to create income opportunities and activities. A series of incentives are incorporated into the Yojana, such as a gift of Rs. 500/- to the mother on delivery of a baby girl and the condition of an annual scholarship for the girl child education.